Thursday, July 4, 2013

Dinner Plate Hibiscus

The first bloom. . . there is hope!!  I planted four colors: white, dark pink, light pink and red.  No matter how many flowers I plant, it always amazes me when they actually come up and grow.  :-)
Another miracle flower, my first Hibiscus.  It's magnificent in the morning sunlight.
Like day it's not there, and the next, this glorious flower.
Sun-dappled and juicy, it fills me with wonder.
As long as there is life, there is wonder:  flowers, birds, dragonflies, cicadas, cats, trees, clouds, sky, stars, moon, words, books, poetry, family, friends, love. . .
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud
was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."  ~Anais Nin


erin said...

that is one powerful quote by anais nin. how to stay furled up after that? impossible.

beautiful flowers, marion. i hope they bring you some solace, some companionship, some renewal.


Kelly said...

Hibiscus is one of my favorite flowers. I've never grown them from seed and yours is beautiful!!!