A Mandevilla vine in full flower, draped around an American-style mailbox seemed to be the essence of Florida. I was captivated by the sight. We have neither the mailboxes nor the climate for growing the vines outdoors in Lancashire.
My first picture gives a little context, including a glimpse of three birdhouses on pillars at the foot of the trees.
I’m trusting you’ll humour me if I share two more shots, so you can have the impression of stepping a little closer…
then closer still to enjoy the pink, trumpet-shaped flowers of the Mandevilla vine. I’m not familiar with the plant but have since read that in the right climate, it’s perennial, evergreen, and long-flowering.
In my travels in the US, I’ve often smiled to see mailboxes decorated with drawings of flowers. These living flowers made me beam.
Shared for Cee’s Flower of the Day.