Sunday, September 9, 2012

What is your preference?

  Above is our hybrid orange hibiscus. Normal tropical has single petals, then mankind messes around with it and calls it hybrid by doing something to make it BETTER than what God made. On these it is multiple petals. Both above and below are on the same bush.

13 orange flowers on this day and 2 of them reverted to their single petals and sat there in all their glory.

Above and below photo the morning sun was shining on to the front of the flowers, with the sun to my back.


Later in the day, I noticed the sun was behind the flower shining through. I shot the last three photos facing the sun.

My question is, which do you like the best? Sun on the front or shining through the petals.




And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Matthew 6:29


36 comments:

GOOSE said...

I like the sun shining through.
Blessings,
Goose

Linda Chapman said...

ALL of them are beautiful.
How can they NOT be?

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! 1st my mom also been taking lots of Hibiscus photo. They are huge here. Soon she'll share it.
LOVE n how cool it the 1st photo. 2nd photo we also like as it was taken from the side with the morning sun. Happy Sunday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Deb said...

Both!!!!so beautiful!!!

Susannah said...

This is a tough one. They are equally beautiful! In the end I pick the last 3 photos with the sun shining through. I just have to plant one of these....so gorgeous.

BlueShell said...

All beautiful Sandra. Here the hibiscus have single petals: this is the fist time i see one of those marvelous "hybryd" one!!! Absolutely amazing....
as I said: I had never seen one like that! Thank YOU!

have a blessed SUNDAY, Dear.

SquirrelQueen said...

All the hibiscus are beautiful. I like each one for different reasons. The first one has a pretty ruffled effect. I like the way the sunlight comes through the petals and brings out the pink. My favorite one however is your second photos. I like the shadows on that one.

Kathy said...

Both methods are beautiful. I'd be hard-pressed to pick a favorite!

EM Illustrator said...

Both are good, I love the double one and also the single one. And the pictures where the sun is shining through is brilliant. Enjoy your Sunday my friend. Hugs x

Maple Lane said...

All the pics are beautiful but I love the sun shining through. Such a gorgeous color of hibiscus.

diane b said...

They are all beautiful but i like the last one best.

DawnTreader said...

I like the second shot of the single-petal flower best.

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Hard choice...

But I'll go with the sun-through-petals.

"Auntie"

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Both ways are pretty,but I like the sun in front of it just a little more. I must say that I also prefer the single petaled flower over the double.

Inger said...

You just can't choose one, they are all beautiful and your artistry does them such justice. I do prefer the single petal over the other though.

Terri Buster said...

All are gorgeous, but I really like the look of the sun shining through.

TexWisGirl said...

i like sun on the front. :)

Michaele said...

I like the pastel color that comes through when the sun is behind.

Madi and Mom said...

I love the last three.the light seems to make their color more vibrant!! Actually they are all pretty!!
another mad snapper original!!
Hugs madi and mom

photowannabe said...

The sun shining through directs our attention to the pistils of the flowers.
They are all beautiful multi-petaled and single.

SweetMarie said...

I love them all! God's are the Best always! A Beautiful post!

Rose said...

I like the sun shining on the front...and also like the 'plain' one better than the hybrid...but who can call that plain. It is just so beautiful

Debra Dickinson said...

Leave it to me to want more - I love all of these, but wanted to see the whole bush. So pretty!

Chatty Crone said...

I like it with the sun off them. And God is sure the best artist in the whole world.

Grandma C's Place said...

I can't pick just one. Each has it's own features I like. I like the first because it is lacy and the last for it's vibrant color. The middle for it's straight on shot.

Rebecca said...

I like the multiple petals in the top flower.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

My vote goes to sun shining thru the petals, Sandra. Also enjoyed a previous post about the houses in your neighborhood and laughed at the text that went with the street paving collage.

A Quiet Corner said...

Shining through the petals!...:)JP

George said...

I guess I'm old-fashioned -- I like the single petal blossoms better. I also like your photos with the sun shining through the blossoms.

Betty Manousos said...

all of them are beautiful, but i especially like those two from the top.

xo

Linda said...

I like the first single-petaled photo but it's interesting to see the beauty of the flower from different angles.

Snapper II said...

Great shots.

They are beautiful

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Now that is a beautiful flower and what a lovely shade of salmon.

Stacey Dawn said...

The second one because the yellow in the middle just glows! Gorgeous!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

What a stunning hibiscus I have never seen this variety before,

Dee said...

tough call..but I like the sun shinning through. :)