Category Archives: hibiscus flower

Hibiscus Bud with Daddy Longlegs: FOTD, Nov 6, 2019

When I tried to take this photo, a cluster of Daddy Longlegs unfolded from behind the bud. Every year they collect by the thousands on my walls and plants. Welcome back, long-legged annual visitors. Please click on photos to enlarge the view. This is the first time I’ve gotten close enough to see their eyes!! Oscar is here for his English lesson, but later I’ll establish a link to earlier views of huge clusters of these yearly guests.

If you’d like to see the video of a past year’s Daddy Longlegs invasion, go here:

And then go HERE to see the incredible view of the first year I hosted a Daddy Longleg convention.

For Cee’s Flower of the Day

White Hibiscus: FOTD Oct 20, 2019


This is my first new surviving bloom on this white hibiscus–the last addition to my hibiscus family. It was the beloved of snails who tended to decimate it before it bloomed until I started dumping the cats’ uneaten dry catfood at its base. They haven’t touched it since. Go HERE to see when I was given a clue that snails are rather partial to cat food. Who knew?

For Cee’s Flower of the Day