Saturday, August 14, 2010

Rose Of Sharon (226/365)

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“She was the rose of Sharon from paradise lost
From the city of seven hills near the place of the cross…”

Dylan, Bob, perf. "Caribbean Wind." Biograph. By Bob Dylan. Columbia Records, 1985.

TIME:  6:24 PM
PLACE:  Back yard
SUBJECT:  Hibiscus syriacus

We inherited several Rose of Sharon shrubs when we bought our house.  Three of them line the east side of the house and we also have one plant on the west side by the central air conditioning unit; which is where I took this photo.  The flowers attract large bumblebees all summer long…HH does not appreciate that aspect of the shrub.


Mari said...

We have one that is the same color. Beautiful!

bentonflocke said...

what a beautiful flower!! Love hibiscus blossoms and the taste of a hibiscus tea