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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

There is Something Blooming today!

There is something blooming in my house.
It sneaked in through the night.
It's definitely quieter than a mouse,
But doesn't cause a fright!

Just a Surprised Shock! ;-)
I didn't realize the buds were ready.

Enter, my non-hardy Hibiscus.

(If you click on the photo, you can see pretty good detail,
considering I was holding the camera in my hand and trying not to breathe!)


19 comments:

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

What a pretty surprise. I love the color of it. Isn't it funny trying to get some of these pictures. No breathing for fear of jiggling the camera somehow. It turned out very nice.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What a fun surprise.

flydragon said...

What a gorgeous flower. And a great shot!!

Gail said...

Shady, It's a really lovely color and a very nice closeup! You know I still blame my cat for my lack of houseplants! gail

GardenAuthor said...

Ooooooh! Just what we need, when spring seems so far away. Upon enlargement of the photo, I felt I had been on a journey to tropical climes, filled with lush, exotic blooms... I thoroughly enjoyed my sojourn within that glorious trumpet.

BTW, love the new trail system slide show! /Deb

Chad and Brandy said...

Beautiful bloom. Such a treat to have some color this time of year.

bobbie said...

How very beautiful! And what a nice surprise! That first bloom is always such a thrill.

Shady Gardener said...

Catherine, Lisa, Flydragon - This blossom was a nice surprise. I jiggle the camera easily... esp. when the light is low and the shutter speed is slow! Thanks for visiting! :-)

Gail, your cat knows who's "boss!" ;-)

Deb, it won't be long and the trail will completely circle town. I'm looking forward to it!
The slides show 2 miles of the trail. The finished trail right now is a bit over 12 miles. I don't know what the total mileage will be. Here's the map: http://www.jeffersoncountytrails.org/trails.htm

Chad and Brandi and Bobbie, I agree. This is the blossom to pick up our spirits during these late winter months! :-)

Grace Peterson said...

What a beautiful flower, and the color...lovely. Grace

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Grace, Have you ever had one of these plants? There are many varieties. I set it out in the Summertime (in part sun/part shade). I love the Wintertime rewards! :-)

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

Yea for a bloom! Surprise blooms are always the best, aren't they?

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

It's time to get a tripod! (I have one, but I just can't find it.) That is one Wow bloom. And that's a great shot of it.

Nutty Gnome said...

Yeah, lets hear it for colour! Much as I love my snow, I have started to crave a bit of colour and you've certainly done the job with this gorgeous beauty! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Jodi, You're right! The surprises are the whipped cream on a cup of hot chai! ;-)

MMD, I know... we have one, too. Somewhere! ;-)

Nutty Gnome, I'm Glad to share it! It was worth sharing!! :-)

Anna said...

What a lovely soft shade of pink. Shocks of that sort are most welcome :)

Kathleen said...

That's the best kind of surprise Shady Gardener. It's beautiful ~ like a shot of summer. and good job holding the camera still.

Shady Gardener said...

Anna, I'm with you! I like this kind of shock! ;-)

Kathleen, Thanks! Quite honestly, I could take some photo tips from you! :-)

Sue said...

Lovely!

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Sue, Having hibiscus are about as tropical as I've ever gotten. :-)