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 FOTD Challenge: September 11, 2020

Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge

Thank you to the ant for providing scale in the hibiscus photos!

Cee’s FOTD Challenge: July 15, 2020

A member of the hibiscus family, welcome to the first rose of Sharon of the summer! This is my entry to Cee’s Flower of the Day challenge.

Sunshine’s Macro Monday: February 24, 2020

Beatle 1Beatle 2

Sunshine’s Macro Monday

Cee’s FOTD Challenge: September 6, 2019

FOTD 3Ant 2How many ants do you see?

#Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge #FOTD

Cee’s FOTD Challenge, August 29, 2019

Blossom 3Because Cee included a tiny little insect in today’s FOTD, I decided to follow suit with a blurry honeybee. I think it’s a nice effect; however, I’m also going to include a little something else in the spirit of good photography.

#Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge #FOTD

Size Matters: Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge

Blossom with antCan you see the ant? This is my submission to Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge, Size maters. While very tiny, the physical strength of ants is the stuff of which legends are made. Along with other social insects such as honeybees, these creatures exemplify the benefits of cooperative behavior.

#Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge #Size matters

Cee’s FOTD Challenge: August 26, 2019

Blossom 1Blossom 3Blossom 2'#Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge #FOTD #Rose of Sharon