There are always flowers for those who want to see them -- Henri Matisse
When everything seems gloomy (it has been raining daily!) and not many plants are in bloom, my Petrea volubilis, commonly known as Sandpaper Vine or Queen's Wreath, produces racemes of purple flowers to perk up the garden. What a pleasant surprise :-)
The vine is a native to West Indies and regions from Mexico to Panama. Its sprays of purple blooms looks somewhat like orchid to me whereas the leaves reminds me of guava leaves, haha... What do you think? And do you like the colours?