Thursday, September 16, 2004

Yellow Hibiscus

Yellow Hibiscus
Originally uploaded by Uncle Mikey.
Impossibly large for such a small plant, and so vibrant and voluptuous that you forget how fragile it is, and how soon it will die. One day is so little time for such an extravagantly beautiful thing, and I get excited about each new bud on the four hibiscus plants in the back yard.

Victims of insufficiently modified dirt, not enough sun for their liking, and Texas' potential for weather irregularities would seem to put such tropical plants at a disadvantage, and we keep expecting them to not come back after the winter, but they always do. And we love them.

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