1 Shot Wednesday

a flashbulb memory

Regular readers know my photo posts are called 5 Shots, where I select the best shots of an outing and ask you to pick your favorite from the batch. Consequently, there are hundreds of other shots that sit in my computer album having never made the final pick. Singular besties that when I see it months or years later, the picture instantly recalls the place and emotion.Β My goal for 2019 was to blog more. I thought I’d try a new series where every Wednesday I pick a random picture that functions as a flashbulb memory and share it. I hope you like them.

This one is from a blazing June morning full of the perfume of flowers. I turned a corner on a cobbled street in Capri and walked by a gated entrance to a building. I liked the similarity between the sharp spears and the sharp color of fuschia from the Bougainvillea bush.Β When I look at this picture, I remember the breeze that wiped my brow from the sea and the buzz of people chatting. Veering away a couple of blocks, the island hushed for me to hear the bee’s buzz, and the vibrant colors intoxicated me.

Bougainvillea Explosion

32 thoughts on “1 Shot Wednesday

  1. Beautiful shot. I’m kinda longing for it NOW. Cold, gloomy, and rainy here.

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    1. Here you go, a reminder that dreary days are temporary. All too soon the flowers will bloom…

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      1. And I can’t wait! πŸ™‚

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  2. great idea…one more thing to look forward to on wednesdays.

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    1. Thanks, Bill. You are kind to say so.
      Stay tuned for a Burton post coming up later this week…

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  3. This shot is beautiful and even inspiring.

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    1. That’s high praise, indeed. Thank you. I was in a magical place. With it being cold and dreary in most of the country, I like to look at color and warmth. Winter will pass!

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  4. Nice new theme, Cindy. And the Mediterranean flowers surely do feel evocative.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

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    1. Many bloggers and weather reports show the dreary, icy, bitter cold. I wanted to share a bolt of color and warmth. My son from Illinois called and impulsively wanted to move to the south because he’s done with the dead of winter. Crazy how a season can really affect you!

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      1. I’m with your son there. πŸ™‚

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        1. I have lived in the Northern Hemisphere most all of my life. I didn’t know how the gray effected me until I moved to Arizona. My bouts with depression have dramatically decreased.

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      2. Right now I’m sweating like a pig so thinking of moving somewhere cold. πŸ™‚

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  5. Cool new Wednesdays! (Make the picture bigger πŸ™‚ )

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    1. Hmm. I have it large. What else can I do? I’ll go check it out. Thanks.

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      1. Don’t worry, it comes up large in the reader on my iPad, just not on the big computer for some reason.

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  6. I try to clear out my phone photos, and always discover something I forgot I took…I need to create a book of them!

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    1. It’s easy to get into the habit of creating a “composition” but then solitary photographs go ignored. I hope this Wednesday slot fixes that. Thank you, John.

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  7. You do set a splendid scene, Cindy!

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  8. Beautiful! I can see why this scene called out to you.

    Neil Scheinin

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  9. Great post πŸ™‚ Beautiful picture btw πŸ™‚ Anyway, keep up the great work as always πŸ™‚

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  10. it’s a gem. keep ’em coming.
    i usually post too much stuff.

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    1. I don’t know about that….Just wanted a quick fix on a Wednesday to share shots I enjoyed and what they mean to me. πŸ™‚

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    1. Send on a dreary day to cheer one up, was the objective.

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      1. Yes, such a color – stunning.

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  11. Love it! I have some regular and dwarf varieties and enjoy them very much.

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    1. You are lucky. They are so brilliant and always cheer me up.

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