Posted by: ktzefr | April 15, 2015

San Miguel de Allende in Bloom!

IMG_3687I love visiting San Miguel in springtime.  The jacarandas are in bloom, bougainvillea blossoms drape over rooftops all over town, and the air carries the scent of oleander.  And a multitude of pots circling fountains and lining the rooftops are filled with geranium, roses, hibiscus.  Flowers fill the markets and streets and the backs of trucks.  During Semana Santa (Holy Week) carpets of flowers cover some streets and great bundles of blooms and herbs decorate altars in the churches and homes.

Our casa, perched in the middle of a garden, with three glass walls…like waking up at first light inside a Monet painting!

Garden in San Miguel; Photo:KFawcett

Garden in San Miguel; Photo:KFawcett

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This lovely spot at one end of Calle Aldama is a favorite with the pretty shell fountain and bougainvillea…

Flowers, San Miguel de Allende; Photo:KFawcett

Flowers, San Miguel de Allende; Photo:KFawcett

At the entrance to the Fabrica la Aurora — a tub full of floating roses…

Yellow roses; Photo:KFawcett

Yellow roses; Photo:KFawcett

Red powder puffs outside the chapel of Santa Cruz del Chorro

San Miguel de Allende; Photo:KFawcett

San Miguel de Allende; Photo:KFawcett

Flowers for sale in the markets and on the streets…

flowers, San Miguel de Allende; Photo:KFawcett

flowers, San Miguel de Allende; Photo:KFawcett

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And from the backs of trucks…

Photo:KFawcett

Photo:KFawcett

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In the Botanical Gardens the cacti and succulents were blooming…

Cacti at El Charco del Ingenio, San Miguel de Allende; Photo:KFawcett

Cacti at El Charco del Ingenio, San Miguel de Allende; Photo:KFawcett

Photo:KFawcett

Photo:KFawcett

And there was bougainvillea everywhere…

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Photo:KFawcett

Photo:KFawcett

Bougainvillea; Photo:KFawcett

Bougainvillea; Photo:KFawcett

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