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…

17 thoughts on “The Earth Laughs in Flowers…”

  1. Your place must be quite a sight to behold with all the gorgeous flowers. These hibiscus are just so gorgeous. Hugs

  2. Beautiful! I have one hibiscus attempting to hold on in our front yard, but it is having a hard time with the afternoon wind. Love your photos, but somehow ‘The Bride’ pulled me back several times for another view. Lovely.

  3. Hibiscus is one of the plants I can’t grow up here but have long admired – their colours are so vibrant and magnificent. I think the earth DOES laugh in flowers!

    1. I know, hibiscus likes the sub-tropical and tropical weather…you’ll need to come down here to admire them from time to time! I always enjoy seeing the flowers you have up there!

  4. I love all of them. Takes me back to my childhood garden and the hours I would spend trying to draw the hibiscus flowers. I thought they were perfect creations. I think we had some grafted hibiscus too ie two types on one plant. That was interesting as were the little ants that crawled on the hibiscus plants.

  5. These could just as easily have been shot in Hawaii. Once upon a time when I was a young girl, hibiscus flowers were the only ones I saw. Living on the mainland these last 3 decades, I have seen flowers I could never have imagined existed while living on an island in the Pacific more than 60 years ago.

    hugs…for the memories of a childhood long since relegated to the yellowing pages of my mind… 🙂

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