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Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

Common name: Haawaiian hibiscus

Family Malvaceae


On Explore Jan 11 2008 #240


Photographed in Trinidad & tobago

I don't convert to black & white very often because, like a magpie who is supposedly attracted by shiny things, I am attracted to colour. However, every now and then a photograph seems to suggest a black & white conversion which is a bit of a learning curve for me.


And that leads me to say that one of the best things about photography is learning, whether it's the process of editing, camera settings or things I might have otherwise ignored-- like a 'thinking' grasshopper or the way a hisbiscus bud looks structural. I had no idea a hibiscus bud looked like this until I came across it in a public garden when I was out with the camera.


You've probably come to the same conclusion I have and it's that consistent learning is invigorating and, therefore, the real fountain of youth. I think our lives are mostly lived inside the reality or imagination of our own heads and learning new things makes us wondrously child-like.... in the most mature of ways.


But I still wouldn't mind having younger joints.





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This spring we moved into a new place that has a patio garden. I'm loving it! One of my new pets is a lovely hibiscus which we have just moved inside out of the cold and it is flowering profusely. A lovely touch of colour for the fall.


Have a great weekend everyone.


Explored, 2010-10-23

This is from the premises of Arts Faculty of University of Dhaka...

I didn't have any fresh flowers so the background is actually a photo of a red hibiscus on a greeting card.


No invites please.Thanks so much for your visits and also for any comments and faves. I really do appreciate them all heaps. :-)

Edited in Photoshop, formulas app and Snapseed.

Roid Week - Day 5

Polaroid SLR 680se

PX 680 Color Protection Film (Pigeonhole Edition)

Hibiscus is a genus of flowering plants in the mallow family, Malvaceae. The genus is quite large, comprising several hundred species that are native to warm-temperate, subtropical and tropical regions throughout the world.

ハイビスカス Hibiscus      in my garden



The stamen and pistil of an orange hibiscus blossom in our yard.

This hibiscus is the flower of our indoor plant I purchased at Lowes.

been to Explore - Dec. 10, 2007


Lenareh's Garden

Lopez, Quezon



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Pour tout savoir sur les hibiscus, visitez le groupe Yahoo :

My hibiscus has been in bloom for over a year now since I keep it in the house- he must be very happy :)

Dear friends thank you so much for your visits I really appreciate them- I have not really had enough time to comment but I have been looking at all your wonderful work every few days. Wishing you all a happy day xoxoxo!

This hibiscus flower is quite small compared to my other hibiscus plants. The flower is about 3-4 inches in diameter.

Hibiscus Center macro.


Now we are going to chop down a tree and remove plants so we can move the shade house along. This means removing hundreds of orchid plants and putting them back in again phew ! This will make space for us to erect another shed and put in a concrete floor for honey extraction.


Have a great weeknd.

The genus Hibiscus (pronounced /hɨˈbɪskəs/ or /haɪˈbɪskəs/) comprises plants also commonly called hibiscus and less widely known as rosemallow. The large genus of about 200–220 species of flowering plants in the family Malvaceae (the mallow family, along with members like cacao, cotton, okra, baobab and durian) native to warm, temperate, subtropical and tropical regions throughout the world. The genus includes both annual and perennial herbaceous plants, and woody shrubs and small trees.

Hibiscus in the Victoria glasshouse of the Hortus Botanicus Leiden

Hibiscus - flower greetings from my garden ~ I´m back very soon .... have a good time my dear friends ..... ~



Viendo que, semejantes a las flores

Que el huracán en su furor deshace,

Éstos, después de aquéllos,

Llenos de vida y de esperanzas caen

Al entrar en la lid donde con gloria

Por la patria combaten,


Tal como el pobre abuelo que contempla

Del nietezuelo amado los despojos,

Exclamó alzando la mirada al cielo

De angustia lleno y doloroso asombro :

¡Pero es verdad, Dios mío, que ellos mueren

Y quedamos nosotros!


Rosalía de Castro.



There's something I like about this picture with fuzziness/out of focus stamen...

Daily Practice

Plein Air



I got out early yesterday, intending to paint the grapes we spotted - but my hibiscus, white and huge as platters, stopped me in my tracks. Instead of heading down the road, I sat in my own garden and painted these incredible flowers. The salvia, tall and the light blue of summer skies, were absolutely abuzz with bees, and while I sketched, I had a few land on my shoulders, and many more dipping into my paints and water. Several cats sat with me, curling up on the sundial -- each in turn.


It was a slow painting for some reason, so it wasn't until after dinner that I returned to the garden to finish up the painting. By then, it was over 90F and the shade was gone, so I sat in the MIDDLE of the flower bed, under the Vitex and painted --- ! It wasn't much cooler, I can tell you -- !


We are still in need of rain. I understand there have been showers far south of us, but we continue to be very dry. I watered the vegetables again, dried more tomatoes, and readied for the week.


It's the last week of our summer help, so we'll be having a small celebration to thank them for their help.


The summer seems to be flying by ... Stay cool!

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