Saturday, July 23, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday-Hibiscus

Big bold beautiful                             Big bold beautiful
   Dainty delicate defined        or        Yet shadowy gifts remain
      Sun's sizzling shadows                        Dainty delicate


Jill said...

So pretty!

Ruth Hiebert said...

Gorgeous.Hibiscus have such huge flowers.I marvel at them,every time I get to see one.

Ralph said...

The hibiscus has a wonderful shape, and the pale magenta looks bold and brilliant - a flower that seeks attention, and we happily oblige!

The view inside the flower is equally nice, the intricate shadow of the pistil quite artisitic as well. Inside or out, a beautiful flower!

Wanda said...

What great color and great shadows. I love how you can verbalize a picture...that's a gift.

Sylvia K said...

Exquisite captures, perfect words and lovely shadow shots for the day! The colors are delightful! What wonderful post for the day, Mickie! Hope you're enjoying a great weekend!


CherryPie said...

This is such a delightful bloom :-)

stardust said...

I love this bright, cheerful hibiscus, Mickie. The shadow on the petal is great. The yellow flowers are good spice. Have a nice weekend.

Bethe77 said...

Amazing beauties they are just like you Mickie!

Hootin' Anni said...

My goodness...this lovely hibiscus looks the size of a dinner plate!!! Stupendous.


Have a happy Sunday.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous photo and I love the shadow! Have a great Sunday!

Ever Green Tree said...

Wow! Stunning Capture. The hibiscus makes such a pretty pix in pink.

Kelly said...

One of my favorite kinds of flower and these are wonderful photos!! I love the shadow in that second one!

snowwhite said...

Oh, gorgeous hibiscus with pretty yellow flowers, and you captured them so perfectly! I feel as if I smelled the fragrance of them!Beautiful!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Nice macro shots.


Anonymous said...

Very pretty!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful flower and shadow -- I didn't know that hibiscus would grow in Kansas! I like the second version of the poem best.

Jenny Woolf said...

What a good contrast with the cute little yellow flower. And awesome close up, a real bees eye view!!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The heart of the hibiscus is open wide, saying, "Come in, come in! I welcome you, and I will soothe your soul."


Hello, there, I’m your shadow,
I tag after you;
Whatever you are doing,
That is what I do.

If you should fling a football
Forty yards or more,
I’ll be right beside you,
Evening the score.

If you should flick a booger
From your stuffy nose,
I will surely do the same—
Watch how far it goes!

So, friend, be very careful
What you say and do—
Whatever you are doing,
I’ll do just as you!

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Shadow on Stone

genie said...

WOW!!! Now you are going to have me moving my hibiscus so I can try to get a shadow like yours. This is so cool. I really do like it lots and lots. I kid you not...I am heading out there right now....Genie
PS... Will let you know if I have any luck

Roan said...

These are a beautiful shade of pink. I like both poems.

genie said...

Mickie....I did it! It is not nearly as beautiful as yours, but I gave it a try. Please check it out, because I linked it to your post above. Hugs and thanks for getting me to try something new. Genie

Anonymous said...

Its a double treat with poem and flowers! beautiful

J_on_tour said...

Lovely detail. I like in particular how you captured the shadow. Good one.