I labeled this hibiscus pink, but when I looked at it again it seemed more purple. Mauve perhaps? Whatever the color it’s a striking flower.
I noticed this orange hibiscus catching the sunlight and returned to it a few minutes later with my camera. But, close up, I saw that it was past the top of its bloom and starting to fade. Still pretty though.
Posted in response to Becky’s April Squares challenge theme of ‘Top.’ See more responses here.
Hibiscus come in a variety of colors including an unusual blue one. I particularly like the delicate orange shade of this flower.
This week’s Sunday Stills challenge theme is ‘Yellow.’ (See more responses here.) Naturally, I thought of a butterfly with orange in its name on a very red flower.
This is a large orange sulphur butterfly investigating the feeding possibilities on a red Chinese hibiscus flower.
This unusual blue hibiscus was seen at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden. For more information about Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, go to htbg.com.
The gently twisting flower of a hibiscus tiliaceus.
Posted in response to this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge ‘Twisted.’
Hibiscus tiliaceus is called hau here. This large shrub was growing at the Golden Ponds of Keawaiki, which is a little oasis in a wasteland of lava. The different colored flowers, on the same plant, occur because the flowers only last for a day. They start out yellow and turn to red or orange as the day progresses.