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Hibiscus up in flames



I’ve had this flame hibiscus plant for about seven or eight years. It has lived in a pot all that time, first of all on my roof deck, then a couple of years ago when I had the deck renovated I moved it out to the front yard. And there it has remained.

It is a scraggly looking thing and struggles to survive in its pot. But there is no good place to plant it in the ground. Whenever I think it has given up the will to live, the next day I walk outside and it has produced beautiful flowers.

As the flowers are so spectacular, I decided to have a little fun with this photograph and make three more abstract images out of it.

flame hibiscus

flame hibiscus

flame hibiscus

So, my little hibiscus plant, I hope you will continue to flame away!

Please click on all the photos for a larger view.

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Author: RMW

I am an explorer and creative person. I've had many jobs, careers and interests... everything in life and the universe fascinates me. Born in Brighton, England, I've lived my entire adult life in Los Angeles, California. A few years ago I rediscovered photography which is a great excuse to get outside and look. I'm also in the process of re-writing some of my unpublished short stories and possibly a novel. .

8 thoughts on “Hibiscus up in flames

  1. Hibiscus is one of favorite flowers. The blooms are so striking!


  2. This hibiscus is particularly striking… although I love all hibiscuses (hibisci?) Haven’t painted any tiles in a long time but these photos are giving me inspiration.


  3. So Georgia O’Keeffe.


  4. After just visiting Georgia O’Keeffe country last week…..I agree with TL….very O’Keeffe


  5. They are lovely things 🙂 I killed a beautiful lilac one off here in the UK but our neighbours in the Algarve have some beauties.


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