Saturday, December 7, 2013

WANING BEAUTY

Who says a hibiscus needs to be in full bloom to be beautiful??

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!

Mele
Smiles.

5 comments:

  1. I love these flower I had bought one a couple of years ago and it bloomed beautifully but,and it hasn't bloomed since and I follow what they tell you do do. The same happened to my Mother & sister.

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  2. I love your pictures. I remember the hibiscus in your yard. I can imagine what it looks like now. In case you didn't notice I'm not going to make it up. The park roads are a mess.

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  3. I love hibiscus, too. Here in Laguna there's a problem with white fly. But this year I am going to try growing one.
    Cheers,
    Rachel

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  4. I love hibiscus. These pictures are beautiful. Thank you for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next week.

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  5. these are stunning even in the waning beauty thanks for sharing

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