Sunday, June 28, 2015

Hibiscus Sista's

Twin Sisters
I checked my labels for Hibiscus and there are 52 former post that include these flowers. We have 8 bushes and every where I go they are THERE...
My label below says 52 but I am betting there are more than that.
do you have ONE thing you photograph over and over and over?

I am sad, we had 42 blooms like the one below, Night Blooming Cactus, and I did not see them until they were limp the next day...
I do realize I have thousands of photos from over the years, but missing that sight hurts my heart.
CLICK HERE to see the story of these blooms in former posts. HERE to see the 48 blooms we had only once in July 2013

 Can you Imagine 42 of these giant blooms, they are 7 inches across the top
they always bloom in July/Aug/Sept not in June.

24 comments:

From the Kitchen said...

When I was a little girl, we used to visit my great grandmother. She had those beautiful night bloomers and we'd wait to see them at night. Nice memory!

Best,
Bonnie

Kathy said...

These are so pretty and frilly and dainty. I'm a sucker for pink! Yes, I photograph the Shelby County Courthouse all the time. But not as much as you're talking about.

bettyl-NZ said...

It does mess with your head and heart when you miss an opportunity like that. On the other hand your pink beauties are just fantastic!

Betty Manousos said...

great blooms! gorgeous photos!

happy sunday, sandra!

blogoratti said...

Looks really lovely, and nice photos!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Sandra, your hibiscus is beautiful but the night bloomer is just gorgeous. I've never seen one in person. Lovely images. Have a happy Sunday and new week ahead!

TexWisGirl said...

i always enjoy your tropical blooms. :)

EG CameraGirl said...

You could never show me too many hibiscus blossoms, Sandra. They are such gorgeous flowers.

Gail said...

We have both but not nearly as beautiful as yours.

Marcy has the night blooming plant as a house plant and has only had it bloom once. She can't figure out what she's doing wrong. It's huge!

Mildred said...

Such gorgeous blooms. I don't blame you for photographing them and I'm glad you do. We don't have anything like the cactus, especially. Of course, you know I photograph the cats all the time.

Madi and Mom said...

I never tire of the photos of the gorgeous and most unusual flowers you have in your oasis!
Hugs cecilia

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Sorry you missing your cactus blooming. Love the twins!

Rose said...

I feel you disappointment all the way up here..and I completely understand it.

as for something I photograph over and over, it would be easier to name stuff I don't photograph over and over. LOL

A Quiet Corner said...

With all those Hibiscus, you can't be sad...I can only imagine, never knowing which way to look! A real tropical paradise, for sure!!...:)JP

DawnTreader said...

Oh yes... more or less the whole central part of my town, for example :) ... and especially along the river!!! ...

Ruth Hiebert said...

Beautiful photos. I take many flower shots and also many sky shots.

Lois said...

They are gorgeous!

Ann Thompson said...

I guess Gibbs is what I photograph over and over right now. Both the hibiscus and the night blooming cactus are beautiful. I would love to see 42 of them all at once

Rebecca said...

You can't go wrong with bunch of hibiscus. I wish they survived our winters.

Linda said...

They are beautiful!!! I say - keep on snapping!!!!

Linda P said...

Your anticipation is great so it's sad when you miss your first night blooming cactus flowering each season, but your other beautiful and abundant tropical flowers must make up for it. No wonder you love to snap them. For me it's the first rose that I get excited about and want to photograph as it changes colour from gold to a pale lemon shade. Each year there are many more buds and so more to photographs over these weeks of summer.

Debra Dickinson said...

Oh, I share with you the disappointment over missing the full blooms. What a marvelous, beauty! The twins too. I love hibiscus. And my repeat photographs belong to my beloved furbabies. I know you're not surprised.

SweetMarie said...

I really miss my hibiscus plants. yours are beautiful! your night blooming cactus is my favorite after your pups. :) I would love to have one!!

Ida said...

Pretty Hibiscus flower and the White Night Blooming Cactus is awesome.
Of course you know my favorite subject to photograph would be our cats.