Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Awed by Hibiscus

Wow! The hibiscus bloomed today. I have been watching the buds emerging and filling out. I knew the flowers would be big and bold but I was awed all the same. They are dinnerplate-sized and brilliant red. I feel like I should have a party in celebration for them because they won’t last long. They open in the morning and close by early evening. Tomorrow I will find them withered or fallen, though there will be new flowers taking their place. I think about the energy the plant must put out to produce such a magnificent display. Quite a gift to the world.

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