When the weather started to turn too cold for our six-foot tall hibiscus, my husband brought it inside the house for the winter. Its branches were long, gangly and straggly. BUT, it had three big beautiful buds!
A few days ago, the last of the three buds turned flowers was closing and readying to drop. I looked closely at the flower, and realized it held a somewhat different beauty than it did when it was fully open. I grabbed my camera and documented its waning beauty.
MDS enabled me to bring the images together in a beautiful photo montage.
I'm so glad I took the photos when I did, as the next day my beautiful flower was lying on the floor. Finis.
After trimming those straggly branches back drastically, I imagine we will have to wait a loooonnnggg time before we can enjoy any more of these exquisite blossoms in real life. For now, these images will have to suffice.
I thought the vivid red-ness of the photos would appeal during the Christmas season. Since the hibiscus is Hawaii's state flower, Mele Kalikimaka to one and all!