When the greyness of a British January gets too much and I’m in need of some colour, I come back to my photos from Bali last year and the vibrant shades of the island’s flowers. Indonesia’s tropical climate and mix of habitats make it home to over 28,000 plant species, and you can see and smell them wherever you go. They run through a whole rainbow of colours, from shocking pinks to vivid purples, bright reds, rich oranges and sunny yellows. Whether growing wild, used to make offerings to the gods, or tucked in someone’s hair, the whole of the island is decorated with their colours and perfumes.
p.s. I’m no botanist and known for killing off my houseplants, but courtesy of a bit of research I think we have (below, from top to bottom): Frangipani, Alamanda, Adenium and Heleconia, and Ixora.