Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Two Yards

There are two yards close to us that have the same color of hibiscus out front. I couldn't resist a few shots, especially since the sun was out.



The hibiscus is the state flower of Hawaii and the national flower of Malaysia. It is presented as a welcome gift to visiting state officials and tourists, in the form of a lei. Women also wear the bloom behind ears.

Traditionally, hibiscus flowers represent delicate beauty, unity and peace. The hibiscus has five petals that each represent a different quality and come together to represent ultimate peace.


“The Father is with me. I’ve told you all this so that trusting me, you will be unshakable and assured, deeply at peace. In this godless world you will continue to experience difficulties. But take heart! I’ve conquered the world.”

John 16




14 comments:

Linda said...

I have been to Hawaii a few times and love the leis....God blessed every part of the world with such beautiful flowers!

Ann said...

I did not know all that about the hibiscus. I just thought it was a pretty flower. I planted one a few years ago but apparently, it was a tropical one instead of the hardy version so it didn't last a second year.

Sandi said...

GORGEOUS!

Reanaclaire said...

Very beautiful shots of the pink flowers, Ginny!

MadSnapper said...

this one is a beauty, kind of like ours but not. I love the color. I can tell you that the blooms are full of ants and if you bring inside or want one behind your ear, they need to be washed and remove the ants first. I wonder if these have ants like ours or is that a florida thing

DeniseinVA said...

Goodness, you took gorgeous pictures Ginny. That last photo of the close-up, love the detail. The petals always remind me of a delicate crepe paper. The hibiscus is one of my favorite flowers and I enjoyed all the information you gave. Always love learning these things.

Hootin' Anni said...

Well...our hibiscus have no ants like Sandra...I LOVE them...as I love your photos Ginny.

Gracie and Bobbi said...

So pretty... and perfect scripture once again!!

Karen said...

A very pretty flower and a lovely shade of pink!

Chatty Crone said...

I love those gorgeous flowers.

I love that passage in John - it is wonderful to know that someone who spent time with Jesus - he was so sure of what he was saying - that he too was willing to die for him.

Ruth Hiebert said...

I love the Hibiscus flowers. These are beautiful and that color is perfect.

Tamago said...

They are so pretty! They look very delicate and extra beautiful under sunshine :-) I got lei when I visited Hawaii. It had red hibiscus and white flowers. Very pretty :-)

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

very pretty Ginny

Nancy Chan said...

The flower is a lovely colour, sweet and pretty!

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