Ruby Tuesday — Hibiscus

Our Ruby Tuesday host is Mary, the Teach.

On Tuesdays you can post any photo you like (it must be one of your own) that contains the color RED. Your photo can contain lots of RED or a little bit of RED.

Red Hibiscus

Red Hibiscus

For some reason the red hibiscus seem to be a much more fragile flower than most of the other hibiscus cultivars.  It is rare to find a red hibiscus fresh and crisp and new.  Usually they hang, somewhat whithered, pointing toward the ground.

We had a week of late afternoon and evening rain showers, and on the third day I stepped into the morning to be greeted by this beauty and all of her sisters, bright and fresh and a new.  I snapped her picture just for you.

Feast of Beauty

Hello, my friends. Come in. Relax. Enjoy the beauty of my virtual home, while I am busy scrubbing our real one. Tomorrow we are having a small gathering of friends. Today I am cleaning.

I offer you a feast of beauty, starting with our unassuming little (I do mean little) church, and moving outside to the landscaping. All of the flowers thrive courtesy of our pastor, who has recently answered another call and will soon be leaving us. However, you can see that we will have many visual reminders of his time with us.

Waianae United Methodist Church

Double Oleander

Waianae United Methodist Church

Sunrose

Madagascar Periwinkle

Madagascar Periwinkle

Jetrophia (male flower)

Bougainvilla

Double Hibiscus

Frangipani in Pink & Yellow (aka Plumeria)

Waianae United Methodist Church

Frangipani in White & Yellow (Plumeria)

Jetropha (female flower)

Rain Shower Tree Blossoms

Pink Plumeria (aka Frangapani)

H is For Hands, Honu & Hibiscus

How any of you expected to see at least two of the three things listed in the title?

This bright red hibiscus is popular all over the island.

The day we went to Sea Life Park all the kids got to touch Gizmo,
the baby green sea turtle. Gizmo is nine months old.
Soon he will be placed in the huge aquarium that simulates life in the ocean.
At 24 months old, after he’s gained some size and some foraging experience,
he will be released into the wild.
Since green sea turtles are on the Endangered Species List,
Gizmo will remain at Sea Life Park until he’s out grown most of his predators.

Hibiscus come in many colors.
Each different color or petal shape is the result of a different cultivar.
The Hawaii State Flower is a yellow Hibiscus with slightly ruffled petal edges.
The flower’s native name is, pua aloalo.

UPDATE: My love has been away for a week and he is coming home tonight. In a few minutes I leave for work. After that I am off to the airport. Today I am going to be very tardy at visiting your posts if I get there at all. Please use the ABC links in my sidebar to visit your friends. I’ll update as soon as I have free time. Thanks!

Oh man, I forgot Mr. Linky again. I’m sorry.