Category Archives: Flowers

Hibiscus: Flower of the Day, Sept. 23, 2017

Stages of Growth

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A bud one day, a flower in two days more. Watching everything grow so quickly during the rainy season brings the miracles of nature constantly to mind. The kittens of three months ago are now nearly cats.  The hibiscus of three days ago is now one more plaything strung out across the bedroom floor that is their playground. They bring in every one they find. I think they think they are little mice!

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Now, go here to see Cee’s flirty dahlia and other flora!  https://ceenphotography.com/2017/09/22/flower-of-the-day-september-23-2017-dahlia/

Night Studies, Hibiscus: Flower of the Day, Sept. 22, 2017

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When I came home last night, the street light was shining on this hibiscus a day past its prime. That might have been due to the rain, its age, or this tiny snail I didn’t even notice until I put these shots on my computer and zoomed in a bit.  Playing around, I couldn’t decide on a favorite. At one point I turned on a wall lamp a few feet way from it, thus the different light plays. In some of the darker shots, either the moon or a street lamp can be seen through the trees. Interesting playing around with night shots. In some, I intended the grainy, painterly effect. Who would think I could take flower shots every day for years and still be endlessly fascinated? Not a professional.  Just a very engrossed amateur. Thanks, Cee.

For Cee’s Flower Prompt.

New Girl

I don’t think I’ve ever photographed this newest hibiscus in my family.  It’s planted in a spot I don’t often visit, by the gate between the outside kitchen entrance and the back yard.  When Pasiano left the gate open, letting the dogs into the kitty domain, I went to close it and discovered this somewhat splendiferous overblown beauty. It’s not what I would normally buy.  Now I’m curious about my state of mind when I succumbed to its gaudy flashiness.

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For Cee’s Flower of the Day Prompt

Thunbergia: Flower of the Day, Sept 19, 2017.

I was late to the awards luncheon because I had to stop and take these photos of the wild tangle of tiny orange thunbergia winding around the bird of paradise plant. Please, Pasiano, don’t trim them away.  I love the jungle look. These ladies help to create it.


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For Cee’s prompt: https://ceenphotography.com/2017/09/18/flower-of-the-day-september-19-2017-dahlia/

Hibiscus, Sunday Finery: Flower of the Day Sept 17, 2017

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For Cee’s Flower of the Day Prompt.

Cosmos: Flower of the Day, Sept 16, 2017

In September and October, the fields on the way to the mountain town of Tapalpa, a few hours from my home,  fill with millions of flowers, including acres and acres of cosmos.  These photos were taken ten years ago and Oscar, the little boy in this photo, is now 12 years old. Perhaps it is time to take his little sister up into the fields this year!

 

Cee’s posting of her cosmos flowers today prompted me to echo her post.

For Cee’s Flower Prompt.