Monday, August 5, 2013

A Weekend Surprise

A couple days ago, we were driving down the street. And from a half block away I saw these gorgeous colors! I told Phil I wanted him to stop the car when we got to where the colors were, and this is what we found when we got there! I had never seen any flowers like these, and it turns out they are Hibiscus. They are smaller than the ones I usually see around here that have only one color, and with the sun shining on them, I was almost stupefied with delight!


“Yes, we should make the most of what God gives, both the bounty and the capacity to enjoy it, accepting what’s given and delighting in the work. It’s God’s gift! God deals out joy in the present, the now.
Ecclesiastes 5

28 comments:

DawnTreader said...

Gorgeous is the word! They look like flames of fire.

Ma said...

They do look like the colors of fire. My mother in law has hibiscus, but they are not this brilliantly colored.

Sandra said...

they are AMAZING!! and i have not seen any down here like these, not sure what kind of hibiscus they are but they are stunning and of course God's Flashlight enhances them. so glad you stopped. i love the ragged edges of these.

Chatty Crone said...

I love that Bible verse and how you live doing it Ginny. And then I also love your flower pics! sandie

Mary Bergfeld said...

What a gorgeous stream of photos, Ginny. That color is amazing. It's like a blooming fire. Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Laurie said...

wow, those are amazing, I don't think I have ever saw anything quite like that, does your husband roll his eyes when you ask him stop, lol, mine does,!!!!!!

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Ginny Great shots and really worth Phil stopping for. Wonderful vibrant colour of these flowers.

Tamago said...

Wow they are truly gorgeous! in my head, hibiscus is red. I didn't know they come with such colors. What cheerful colors!

From the Kitchen said...

I'm almost stupified with delight too. They are beautiful.

Best,
Bonnie

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Ginny I am so glad you stopped and got these pictures,they are truly amazing.I don't recall ever seeing Hibiscus in two colours like that.WOW!!!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

They are glorious ♥ what excellent colours! !

HOOTIN ANNI said...

fyi....hibiscus is the state flower of Hawaii. But none the less, I love 'em And they come in so many many colors, and multi-colors. I have two hybrids in my yard that have a deep rich rose color blossom, but the part I like is the plant itself has variegated green, white and wine colored leaves!!!!

Gorgeous photos Ginny

Linda said...

They are indeed hibiscus...and they are stunning, Ginny!

Filip and Kristel said...

A flower with a lot of meat.

Greetings,
Filip

S. Etole said...

What a brilliant sight and color.

Rose said...

They are wonderful....love the colors. We have one that is pink/white, but have not seen one this color.

Ann said...

Those are very pretty. Awesome color

Jeanne said...

We have a lot of hibiscus in our area but not just like that. It just glows!
And I love the Bible verse too.
Jeanne

LC said...

I have never seen any like those either. Stupified is the perfect word to capture this flower-lover's delight.

The Scripture verse reminds me to express thankfulness for the beauty God makes possible and for his fashioning us as creatures who can enjoy it.

SweetMarie said...

Beautiful! I love these colors! It just glows! Good eye Ginny! I haven't seen any hibiscus like this before.

LV said...

Those are one of the most beautiful blooms ever. My neighbor has some but not this color. So rich and vibrant.

SquirrelQueen said...

What amazing color in these hibiscus. I can see why these flowers caught your eye Ginny. Phil is so sweet to stop for your camera times.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Wow, Ginny, these are gorgeous shots! What a beautiful flower! Love it.

Donna said...

Oh Ginny!! This is Gorgeous!
hughugs

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Ginny, What beautiful flowers! I am surprised that the Hibiscus can grow in your area. I had some in Southern CA but not any in TN. There are a few around here in FL (but the climate is a bit similar to that of Southern CA plus more rain). Have a great day!

Chris Scheuer said...

Stupefied with delight, I have to remember that, I love it Ginny! You have such a wonderful way of seeing life, thanks for sharing it with us!

Dee said...

I agree with Dawn Treader. They look like flames of fire. So happy the hubby stopped for you to snap them.

Our photos said...

Beautiful photos!