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Hibiscus: Faded Glory (Cee’s Flower of the Day, 10/5/15)

                                                Hibiscus: Faded Glory

Part of maintaining an interest in life is finding beauty in all of its stages–not just the budding and full bloom, but also in its slow relaxation towards the finish.
IMG_5851 IMG_5853The interior of this lush hibiscus, long past its prime, reminds me of a messy bed with it’s bent and tumbled stamens and pollen spilled out over rumpled and twisted sheets.  I can imagine the almost drunken pleasure of bees and other pollinators as they burrowed into the flower, creating this disorder!