Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Taking A Closer Look



The inside of a hibiscus caught my eye while on a walk through the neighborhood. This must be what the bees see. We don't get much in the way of autumn color here, but the flowers that bloom all year are a fair trade.



The flower above blooms on the trumpet vine on the trellis above our front porch. It is such a prolific bloomer and aggressive creeper that it requires pruning every two weeks to contain its rambling ways and keep it from latching onto the roof and buckling the shingles.

4 comments:

steven said...

wow!! golden west - those are gorgeous shots on a day that measures minus eight celsius outside let me tell you!!! steven

High Desert Diva said...

Color! We have snow and -7 degrees. Thanks for the dose of warmth and sun.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Oh GW how lovely to see these blooms on a grey day here with very little left in the garden.

Sweet Repose said...

I'm with the Diva...been snowing all day, highways closed, rain mixed with ice and snow, temperature's dropping, but it's warm inside(sorta)can't afford to run the furnace too high, but the broth is hot and pictures of flowers from California warm the soul...thanks, I needed that...s