Saturday Snapshots #44

by Jeanne on June 27, 2009

in Photography, Saturday Snapshots


Hibiscus – April 2009

Hibiscus (also called Jamaica, hence the wonderful hibiscus drink agua de Jamaica) is a member of a large family of over 200 flowering plants, related both to cacao and cotton.  They have a tremendous range of colours (often two-toned, my favourite being hot orange and hot pink) and although I grew up thinking they were common as mud, they are a rarity here in the UK's cold climate.  Now, together with frangipani, they are probably the flowers I miss most from home, and every time I visit South Africa I come back with copious pictures of them.  This pretty pink specimen lives in my brother's garden in Port Elizabeth.

This is part of a series of non-food photographs that will be published every Saturday on CookSister. Click here for a full list of photographs previously featured.  All photos featured in Saturday Snapshots are available to buy as greeting cards or prints in my RedBubble store.

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Charlotte June 29, 2009 at 6:00 am

I love a hibiscus and frangipani too. They seem so exotic now. Sniff.


Manggy June 29, 2009 at 9:17 am

Aww! They are extremely common (with Plumiera/Frangipani) here as well! :)


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