Sunday, February 1, 2009

Today's Flowers

Today’s Flowers is a great meme and thank you for creating it Luiz. My thanks also to the rest of the managing team, Denise Castro and Laerte Pupo. If you click on the icon above you can see other flowers from around the world, or join in by posting your own. The link opens from Sunday at 7.00 p.m. (GMT).

I'm leaving Germany for a day or so, even though I want to share more photos. That little town has so many interesting things to share but having not being able to participate in Today's Flowers for a while and not seeing too many flowers in the middle of winter over there, I have gone back to our holiday last December. We found an Hibiscus Garden with so many varieties of this beautiful flower. I have only ever come across the white, red and pink varieties. I have no idea what their names are, just that they are Hibiscus.










53 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Those pictures appeared here like a blessing moment to start my Sunday! Beautiful flowers! By the way I would like to tell you that Cezar calls me his “ROSE “every time.It is so cute, isn’t? :-)Léia

Maria said...

Oh Denise, these pictures are so wonderful! It is fascinating how many different colours there are!
So beautiful!
The Germany pictures are great! I love the old houses very much!

Aileni said...

These make our humble, windblown crocuses seem a little tame.

Denise said...

Leia, how sweet of you to say so, I am glad they started your day so well. I can see that Cezar is a romantic, and also very sweet.

Maria, thank you and I agree as I did not know there was such a variety of colors. I am glad you enjoyed the photos from Germany.

Aileni, not at all, there is nothing like the crocus, it is a unique and very beautiful flower and the harbinger of warmer weather which makes them very welcome to all.

Margaret Cloud said...

Hi Denise, I love those flowers, I tried to plant my bank last summer, but only half came up. Thank you for sharing these pictures and thank you for coming by, I will be back soon.

Denise said...

Hello Margaret, you are very welcome and I appreciate your visit too.

delaney55 said...

Those are absolutely gorgeous and makes me want them! All the lovely colors together would make an awesome bouquet.

maryt/theteach said...

Denise, I have no flowers to post but I have to say your hibiscus are lovely! :)

Roy said...

Beautiful images Denise, just right to warm up our sub zero temperatures.

George said...

Beautiful pictures for a wintry day. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Inkivääri said...

I think you have found Eden8) So beautiful pics of many kind of hibiscus - what colours!

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

I love hibiscus - beautiful flowers, wonderful colours. I made some in sugar once and they looked very effective. A x

VALKYRIEN said...

I told Luiz I'never seen a white Hibiscus - and now you present even more colours I've never seen on this flower! I am uses to it beeing red! Great shots - and a treat for me!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Beautiful collection of hibiscus! I had no idea there are so many varieties.

auringonkukka :) said...

real beautiful flowers! Amazing colors! nice week!

Denise said...

Delaney55, they would make a lovely boquet wouldn't they?

Maryt/theteach, thank you.

Roy, roll on Spring aye?

George, thank you and you are very welcome.

Inkivaari, you're very kind.

Strawberry Jam Anne, you must be very talented to reproduce these beautiful flowers in sugar. I'm envious.

Valkyrien, I also couldn't believe how many varieties there were in that garden. It was such a surprise.

Your EG tour guide, me neither.

Denise said...

Auringonkukka, thank you and you have a nice week too.

Titania said...

Hi Denise, a great assortment of the ever popular, tropical Hibiscus. Beautiful colours and frilly petals.

Reader Wil said...

All these photos are a treat to our eyes. The colours of the first one are so intense and gorgeous, that I wished I could see them in reality!

Meire said...

I love hibiscus!

Judy said...

Lovely!! Wonderful!! Beyond imagining!! There are simply no words!!
I did not know there could be so many colours!! I love the macro shot!!
Thanks for sharing!!

ilanadavita said...

Your hibiscus are just gorgeous.

Leora said...

Such lovely hibuscus. So many different ones!

arleena said...

Lovely photos.

david mcmahon said...

My favourite is the fourth shot, Denise.

Old Lady Lincoln said...

These flowers brighten up a drab day. So colorful. We always have a few planted in the back yard. One year this one little rabbit loved the flowers. We finally had to put some chicken wire around it, so he couldn't eat anymore of the blooms.

Norm said...

love those pretty colors of Hibiscus flowers it makes my day beautiful.

Gill - That British Woman said...

the closeup of the flowers such lovely detail.......

Gill

papercages said...

These pics are wonderful. Hibiscus is one of my favorite flowers I had a lot in my yard when I lived in Florida.

Naturegirl said...

Denise there are many wonderful colors of Hibiscus..and each I am in awe when I study them up close!A beautiful entry today!

Skies said...

Wow, really great shots. Sometimes I just tend not to appreciate the Hibiscus as they just grow anywhere in our country, all variety of colors. But you've made me realize through these photos that it really is a beautiful flower.

namaki said...

What beautiful hibiscuses ! I lived in the Caribbean for 24 years... and they sure remind me of that time !

Fotos da Lurdes said...

Wonderful shots!
The macros are splendid...
How many different colors there are! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.
Greetings from Portugal...

Sara Chapman in Seattle said...

One more beautiful than the last. Thanks so much for posting such beautiful closeups of hibiscus.

Napaboaniya said...

An assortment of wonderful colors for the hibiscus :)
Thanks for sharing the many varieties of them!

Z'riz said...

Wow! I didn't know that there are a ot of hibiscus varieties!
Hibiscus is pretty common back in our hometown, though but they usually are red, pink, white, yellow, or a combination of red and white.

magiceye said...

wow! they are all so beautiful!!!!

Carletta said...

Hibiscus always looks so lovely and delicate and then I see your fourth and fifth shots that are bold! I really like those. The colors are gorgeous.

Laerte Pupo said...

The photos are very nice.
You show us many differents hibiscus and colors.

fishing guy said...

Denise: Those were neat Hibiscus captures.

2sweetnsaxy said...

These are gorgeous! My only opportunity to see such varieties was at the fair last year. You captured them beautifully!

Mamapippa said...

I love the close-ups of the flowers !
Nice !

Jedediah said...

What a riot of colours! I hope that you enjoyed your stay in Germany :)

Aisha said...

Gumamela? :) Remind me of my childhood. Used to play with it a lot :D

Denise said...

Hi Everyone, thank you so much for visiting me and leaving all your lovely comments. You are the reason I love the blogging world, so many nice people out there.

nonizamboni said...

Wonderful array of hibiscus--such dreamy and showy flowers.
Thanks for sharing!

happily retired gal said...

I love all the varied colors of hibiscus you've shared here!
Hugs and blessings,

blossom said...

Nice! You have so many colors here. My hibiscus is bright velvety red but it has many layers of petals, it almost turns into a ball. See it at my Today's Flower.

Kay said...

What gorgeous hibiscus photos! Reminds me that I'm soon to return to Hawaii.

Olga said...

The close-up shots are my favoirte!

Tina said...

gorgeous unusual flowers. love the colours in them. the 4th is my fave

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Stunning piccies, I love the coral and pink one especially.

Denise said...

Who would have thought there were so many varieties of hibiscus? Thank you for stopping by everyone.