Sunday, June 1, 2014

Hibiscus schizopetalus - Japanese Lantern


Flowers today are from my thousands of flower pics taken in Selby Gardens, Sarasota....

Above is Hibiscus schizopetalus - Japanese Lantern
the bushes are as about 15 feet tall and stunning.


One liners by Mitch Hedberg.

An escalator can never break — it can only become stairs.

I’m against picketing, but I don’t know how to show it.

I think Bigfoot IS blurry, that’s the problem — it’s not the photographer’s fault.



28 comments:

Blackberry Lane said...

Good Morning. Awesome blooms. Thanks for the smiles early this a.m.

EG CameraGirl said...

I KNOW I would love to visit Selby Gardens. The flowers are to die for!

Catherine said...

Those are some fun quotes! Enjoy your sunshine and color Sandra!
xo Catherine

Willow said...

I love gardens , don't think I would ever tire of flowers.
Hee hee bout BIG FOOT and funny thing too my friend and I were just discussing that because she honestly does believe they exist ( she's also county sherif so she has passed as being sane too ) Oh I suppose anything is possible . Glad you are back in the swing Sandra :)) I will make sure to have puppy pics for you .

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Bird of paradise is such a beautiful flower, Sandra. I have only up close and personal and none in this area, although it should be warm enough in summer months.

TexWisGirl said...

the picketing one made me laugh!

i really thought you were making that plant name up! :)

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Oh I love flowers. Beautiful all your takes.

Have a nice Sunday Sandra and may you be feeling better and better each day.

Nice your back.

Ginny said...

These one liners are hilarious, I will look him up. Beautiful flowers, now I want to go to a botanical garden! There's one in Richmond...maybe tomorrow.

Madi and Mom said...

MS,
gorgeous flowers live the one liners
Hugs madi and mom

Molly The Wally said...

Lovely blooms and LOL at the escalator quote.
Have a serene Sunday and let us all partake of some big easy today.
Best wishes Molly

Ann said...

OK, now I want to go to Selby Gardens. Those are so pretty.
I never thought about that with an escalator.

Mersad said...

Really unique flowers (at least for me). You made some great captures of them.

Miss Debbie said...

Yes and I have actually walked up escalator stairs!! :-)

Ela said...

These flowers are amazing !

Montanagirl said...

So very beautiful!

A Quiet Corner said...

The only bird of paradise I ever see is in Aruba...at the Bitterfly Farm!...:)JP

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Oh wow! Those flowers are gorgeous.

Chatty Crone said...

Thanks for making my night so beautiful and full of happiness and color!

Scott said...

Beautiful flowers, as usual. I've been away for a while and I'm sure glad to see you are feeling better and back to your old tricks.

George said...

These flowers are absolutely gorgeous. The Japanese Lantern is new to me, but I'd like to see it in person.

Linda said...

Such BEE-YOU-TEE-FUL photos!!!
You are so much fun to follow around! Hope you and Bob have a great week!!

Betsy Adams said...

Cute one-liners.... True about the escalator I guess!!!! ha

Beautiful flowers... I especially love the Bird of Paradise ones...

Hugs,
Betsy

Rose said...

I love the one liners...and I love the Japanese lantern bush...also love the others just not quiet as much.

SquirrelQueen said...

Well that explains why no one can get a clear photo of old Bigfoot. I love the Bird of Paradise! Wish they would grow here.

Linda said...

Beautiful flowers, Sandra. The colours must look even more vivid in your sunny climate.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Pretty flowers and I enjoyed the one liners.

Eva Ason said...

Love these flowers and their colours. Hope you're feeling a bit better now. Have a great day

Maggie M said...

What gorgeous flowers, that must be a very beautiful place with all those flowers. Hope you are getting better and better by the minute sweet Sandra. Hugs