The bougainvillea blossom at this time of year in Da Nang. Bougainvillea plants come in a variety of shapes and sizes. This stately tree is near my home.
The colors got me interested from a far. As I got closer, I realized these are cloth flowers. I suppose I should have known better – nothing in nature is quite this bright. The display is lovely nonetheless and the lady selling the flowers became animated and friendly when she noticed me. A friend tells me bouquets like these are popular with Vietnamese preparing for the upcoming TET lunar new year holiday.