Saturday, July 14, 2012

Crimson Glory, Scorching Heat


Is anyone as sick of the blast furnace summer as I am? When I step outside, my skin feels as if it's on fire. The lawn is now browning and heading into dormancy. The flowerbeds  are still green, but blooms have been pathetic.

Except for  my two hibiscus, which are in shade from late morning on.


The water droplets look so cool and soothing. How deceiving.


The shadows showing through the back of this dinner-plate sized bloom add a spectacular dimension.



And, to think, these gorgeous blossoms come from alien-looking pods. Isn't nature marvelous?

Make it a great day!

21 comments:

  1. I love to have an hibiscus plant on the window sill in winter - they really don't overwinter in the garden up here. I love the back-lit shot!

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  2. thanks for your beautiful weekend flowers! :)

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  3. I loved the name of your post with your photos. Love your creativity-and descriptive writing.

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  4. These hibiscus blooms are glorious! So love the 3rd photo with the defined shadows! Almost like deliberate brush strokes of dark art!

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  5. Your shadow shot is beautiful. It's hot and dry here too. My lawn was lush and lovely util this week. Now it looks like hay.

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  6. I too have thought that hibiscus pods look alien. Your photos are lovely; I like the second one best.

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  7. Hi Ann, Happy Sunday to you,I am hating this hot weather.I am a spring and Fall person. Beautiful pics of the hibiscus! Anna

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  8. Whoever thought that water droplets could be deceiving? :)

    Befriending the Dark

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  9. Yes..I live in upstate NY and it is too hot..beautiful flowers and shadows...Michelle

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  10. Beautiful flora. Hibiscus seem to do better the hotter it gets. This heat has got to let up some time soon. The lingering is what's getting me.

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  11. Yes, I'm tired of the heat, it was 90 degrees here in northern Michigan and most of the homes, including our cottage have no AC. Hard to keep the garden looking good in all the heat too. Cooler today…. Your Hibiscus is beautiful, love the color, you captured it beautifully. And your comment on my hens and chicks, so strange about yours I wonder what eat them all. I've had deer munch a few of mine. Thanks for stopping by, Laura

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  12. Beautiful hibiscus, Ann! And yes, I am sick of this heat...dare I say it...I'm ready for fall!

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  13. Lovely hibiscus--and you're so lucky to have something blooming! Heat index today is suppose to be 110+. . .

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  14. Gorgeous, love the color! Nice to see something doing well in this blasted heat! What a beauty!

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  15. Your hibiscus bloom is gorgeous. Love the color. I don't know why I don't plant some. Hope the weather gets cooler for you. At least it's under 100 deg. here in GA.
    Babs

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  16. The hibiscus bloom you posted is lovely.
    Joyce M

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