The Earth Laughs in Flowers…

I agree with Ralph Waldo Emerson on this statement. I love discovering the tropical flowers we have here in Florida. And I enjoy tremendously when I can admire flowers in the gardens of blogging friends from different regions all over the world. I guess I laugh in flowers too…

We have a great variety of hibiscus in our large garden. I’ve been snapping pictures of them mostly on my walks with Bumble, some in the morning some quite late at night.

Usually I only carry my phone, so many of these pictures are taken with my iPhone camera. And a few times I’ve gone out in the garden with my Canon EOS just to see what I can find…So the quality is a bit variable too.

I have processed these pictures to become a bit more artistic, some with a “heavy” hand and some much lighter, depending on my mood at the time, and in that process I also gave them names 🙂

I know that hibiscus comes in several hundred species from small flowers in tiny or large pots to scrubs and small “trees”. And as many color variations.

Even these few examples from our garden show flowers from fire-engine red, red and white, pink, peach and lavender variations, and the bright yellow.

The yellow hibiscus grows only on the beach side of our garden, in the shade of the big palm trees.

I hope you enjoy my small “garden variety hibiscus gallery” as much as I have enjoyed discovering them.

Which one is your favorite, the Grandma or the Drama Queen? Or maybe the Beach Girl?

I wish you all a wonderful, restful or adventurous weekend – whatever your spirit calls for.  And please remember to laugh…