Sunday, September 18, 2011

Mauve Native Hibiscus

The native hibiscus may flower most of the year, but in Spring it seems especially fresh and beautiful! And just a hint of shadow on the petals!

Flowering jewel
Mauve strength for all seasons
Lingering beauty

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eileeninmd said...

I love this color hibiscus, very pretty. Wonderful photo.

Kay L. Davies said...

Delightful soft shadow, Gemma.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
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Sylvia K said...

What an exquisite capture, Gemma! Such a gorgeous flower and I love the color! I always love your words! Hope your weekend is going well! Enjoy!


Ralph said...

It is a flower of stunning beauty, its mauve and white hues very accepting of shadows, as delicate as its subject. Happily, Spring awaits you down under. We have to wait six more months, ans we will welcome it with open arms :)

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful flower and your photo, too.

Regards and best wishes

Carletta said...

The light and shadow play on this bloom is lovely!
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Modern Mom said...

This is so lovely.

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PerthDailyPhoto said...

That is such a delicate shade of mauve, I would love this colour in my garden, beautiful shot Gemma.

Kelly said...

The hibiscus is one of my favorite flowers and this is a gorgeous color.

Rosie Gan said...

Gemma, like you, I can't help but write my haiku inspired by my flowers. Your hibiscus is certainly a jewel!

Unknown said...

we have lots of hibiscus here but i haven't seen this shade before. pretty.

genie said...

I have seen lots and lots of hibiscus plants and blooms in my lifetime, but never have I seen one of this color. It is gorgeous. I would never have imagined a lavender bloom. This is definitely a memorable first for me. It is so inviting. Great photo. genie

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

There's something very restful about this color of this hibiscus. It seems to invite the beholder to slow down and think about the things that are truly important--flowers, for example!


My shadow and I are very best friends;
We walk hand in hand, though the sidewalk ends.

No matter the time of day or of night,
My shadow and I will always stick tight.

We don’t even think of drifting apart,
For shadow and I are one soul and one heart.

To have such a friend is heaven, you see,
For I love my shadow, and shadow loves me.

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Carver said...

That hibiscus is gorgeous. I love the shade of the color.

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