Monday, May 2, 2016

Happy Hibiscus

Pause and remember:
Every morning is a new page in the story of your life.
You are creating your life at every moment.
Think wisely about the day you want to create for yourself.
(Jenni Young, Simple Reminders)
The above photos show a day in the life of a hibiscus.
From bud, to brilliant bloom, and then the faded flower at the end of the day.

This is the first year I've had hibiscus on my balcony.
It has happily produced beautiful blooms for months now. 
Sometimes just one; sometimes more.
Today there were three.
Which makes me very happy.
This afternoon we had clouds roll in, but nothing ever happened.
Just a grand show at the end of the day.
I'd like to thank you all for your kind thoughts and wishes yesterday.
Blogger buddies truly are a lovely bunch.
I'm fine and all is well, but I will be taking a brief pause which I will tell you all about next week.

Happy Monday!




27 comments:

Linda said...

Very pretty! :)

I wish you well. I'm still thinking of taking my own permanent pause from Instagram. Made a clean break from FB and I just feel I need to disconnect from everything technology related (except for email at work of course!). The lyrics to the Reliant K song that I like "Look on Up" is my continued inspiration... because as nice as it is to connect with people online, there was a whole world before this time that existed and I was happy and at peace then without the feeling or need to share pictures. So, time will tell. In the meantime, I've enjoyed following your blog.
Kind regards,
Linda

Peggy Jones said...

I agree Tammy try crocheting around the leaf first and then drying. Gonna try this myself. You always inspire me.

Quinn said...

Your hibiscus sets beautiful blooms and a powerful example. I'm so glad to see a post from you, Tammy - I've been thinking about you and hoping the weather has allowed walking.

Wanda said...

Oh my goodness....What beautiful shots of those Hibiscus. When we lived in Santa Barbara, by the ocean. My double Hibiscus were as tall as the house, and each bloom was double. Perfect place to grow flowers.

Betsy said...

Lovely photos of the hibiscus. You always do a wonderful job of photographing the beauty you find around you, take care and we'll see you back here soon.
Blessings always,
Betsy

Laurie said...

Your Hibiscus is very pretty. Your sky was just giving you a teaser. A brief pause is needed sometimes. Hope all is well.

Jennifer Hays said...

I'm sorry to hear you're in a funk, Tammy. I hope your break does you good. I understand, I haven't been feeling too creative lately myself, just due to stress and everyday life stuff that seems to keep getting in the way. I loved seeing your hibiscus. My hibiscuses are just starting to send up shoots from the ground. They're a bit later than my other plants in that way, but they are so worth the wait. They almost always bloom in the first week of July and I get about two full months of blooms from them. They're one of my favorite things in the yard. Take care and have a good week.

Teresa Kasner said...

Tammy.. that is the exact same cultivar of red Hibiscus I have.. aren't they the most amazing flowers!? I do with they lasted more than one day.. but they're so beautiful that it's worth it to have one. Your photos of your flower are magnificent. Love love love. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Melanie said...

Hibiscus is so beautiful. When I was on vacation in Mexico years ago, I loved watching the lizards go up to the hibiscus (which grew so freely down there) and eating an entire flower in one bite! It was fascinating to watch. Hope you are doing OK and that your break is a positive one!

Dagmar said...

What a gorgeous color Tammy, photos are so beautiful.Have a wonderful first week in May!
Xo
Dagmar

Lorrie said...

Beautiful hibiscus flowers. We enjoyed them so much when we lived in Ecuador. They grow here in pots but won't survive the winters, mild as we have them.
I hope you enjoy your break.

September Violets said...

I like the quote for the day Tammy, and it ties in well with your previous post ;) Your hibiscus is beautiful, and it does have a happy look to it! Take care and enjoy your day(s),
Wendy x

Sam I Am...... said...

Dear Tammy, So sorry about the email. You won't be able to email me from blogger as ever since I went to Windows 10 they now want my email password for "the cloud" and I refuse. Here's my email slicher@centurytel.net you'll just have to email me the regular way and then I'll have yours. We could be email pen pals!
Your photos of the hibiscus are so pretty! I love hibiscus and I had a yellow one for years that I would bring inside for winter and it would bloom in my East facing window. I was very surprised and in the summer outside it would go! The red is stunning!

Linda P said...

Gorgeous photos. Flowers are such a blessing even if a bloom lasts only for a day Extreme heat can be very trying and I hope you feel more upbeat very soon.

Tanya said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh - I SO love hibiscus...another thing I can't grow. You photos of the day in a life of this beautiful flower was clever - they never last long enough. LOVE the photo of the evening skies with the bird - stunning. XOXO

Gracie Saylor said...

Thanks for posting the marvelous set of photos, Tammy...beautiful! I hope you have a good pause this week. I will look forward to hearing about it next week :) xx

Serena Lewis said...

Beautiful hibiscus! A pity their blooms don't last very long.

Enjoy your pause in blogging. xo

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
You got a very lovely and loyal blooming Hibiscus plant. Yes, they can yield quite some flowers and such loyal bloomers too.
I love to look at them and admire their beauty, all of their parts!
Hibiscus is used for tea I know but I've never trusted myself for making any...
Sending you big hugs and blessings,
Mariette

Mereknits said...

Glad you are doing better. I love your hibiscus, they do have a short life don't they?
Hugs to you Tammy,
Meredith

Amy at love made my home said...

Such beautiful flowers! Hope you are having a good week.

Createology said...

Tammy dear I have been away from my computer and am just now reviewing your previous posts. I am so sorry you had to experience your kitty ordeal. People can be very selfish and thoughtless. You did the right thing as Jingles is your forever kitty. I hope your weather gets more tolerable so you may enjoy your lovely walks. Blessings dear...

Lisa said...

The hibiscus are beautiful. Our yard is slowly being consumed by weeds and not the pretty kind. I've been so focused on the inside of the house the outside hasn't been a priority. Some days I stitch instead of weed : ) have a good week, Lisa

Helen Philipps said...

Such beautiful hibiscus pictures, I enjoyed them so much Tammy! I hope you are having a good week.
Helen xox

Caterina Giglio said...

gorgeous, simply gorgeous... and enjoy your break, hope all is well... xo

Createology said...

Be Well and Happy Dear.

handmade by amalia said...

I love the quote. And the flowers.
Amalia
xo

Patty Antle said...

I miss the hibiscus that we had all along the fence when we lived in California. They definitely bring happiness!

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