Thursday, January 08, 2009

Photo A Day - 8


A hibiscus blooms in Cleveland (indoors, of course). (And while we are at it, should that be "An hibiscus"??)



I truly marvel at how quickly these flowers open, and how quickly they fade away. This partially opened bud showed in the evening, and the very next day we had the full bloom. By the way, we have way more snow on the ground now, than you see in the top photo. Who was it that said spring is around the corner? Yeah...in three months!

9 comments:

Linda Fleming said...

That splash of color against the snowy background looks gorgeous! What a great idea to grow a hibiscus inside. I never thought to do that when we lived up north.

The blooms on our outside hibiscus shrubs last one day and then shrivel up.

BumbleVee said...

what a treat to have the tropics..even indoors. Looks almost "cheeky" against the snowy backdrop....

Barbara said...

Good job on growing this inside, I would image the splash of color is very welcome with the Winter White outside. I think I was the one that said Spring around the corner, we can all hope it will come sooner than the 3 months for you.

Mary O. said...

At first glance I thought the flower was outdoors. Isn't it wonderful to have a touch of color indoors when it's not so pretty outside?

Serena said...

Such an interesting contrast with a beautiful, tropical type of flower blooming against a winter back-drop. I'm surprised they bloom indoors as I've always been under the impression they need lots of sunlight. Great photo!

JudiA said...

Great color contrasts Sue. I love hibiscus -- I plant them as annuals in my garden. I do NOT have what it takes to keep a plant alive indoors, poor things.

Kerry said...

I love the top photo, wonderful contrast with the snow in the background.

Mike Fleming said...

How fantastic I didn't know hibiscus could be grown inside.

Sandy said...

Love the color with the background. No it should be "a hibiscus" I think, ha!

We are heading to 80 degrees by the weekend. But its' because of santa ana winds starting.