Flower of the Day, Rose of Sharon

I’ve always loved rose of Sharon. A member of the hibiscus family, it’s blossoms don’t get as large as some hibiscus, but they are beautiful, with subtle variations in color and hue. Here’s an example of a few from my yard that caught my attention.

White blossom with red center.
A closer look
Here we have a very dark blossom
How about this blossom that appears to be an intermediate color between the first two photos.
Look at this show-off with double blossoms.

This post is in honor of Cee Neuner. Wishing you, your partner and little ones a happy day, today and all tomorrows!

Cee’s Hunt for Joy Challenge: Counting Chimneys

010420joy-bannetIMG_0051IMG_0038Well, at least I am on the board with one! This is my submission for Cee’s fifth On the Hunt for Joy Challenge. It was taken at historic Londontown, Maryland, just south of Annapolis on the other side of the Severn River. January 2, 2020.

Pull Up a Seat Photo Challenge #45

As is so often the case, I need to thank Cee for introducing me to this challenge.

I don’t know exactly how old these sturdy, cast-iron chairs in the front yard may be, but I suspect that they date back to the Great Depression. Having been painted and repainted over the decades, the resulting pentimento (to abuse the term) gives them great character. The sit in a lovely spot where the vines have really taken hold of the trees and provide excellent ground cover. I like to invite friends to sit with me, drink coffee or tea and watch the neighbors go about their business. Birds, squirrels and a myriad of insects have made a home here, and I often sit and meditate upon them.

#XingfuMama Pull Up a Seat Challenge