Tuesday, January 24, 2017
THE ROMANTIC RED HIBISCUS
Day Twenty-Four, 30 in 30 Challenge
Hibiscus flowers are grown for their showy flowers and used as landscape shrubs where they attract butterflies, bees and hummingbirds. These hardy perennials bloom throughout the year in a variety of colors. This lovely flower is traditionally worn by Tahitian and Hawaiian girls. If worn behind the left ear the woman is married or in a relationship. If the flower is worn on the right, she is single or openly available for a relationship. The hibiscus is Hawaii's state flower, and is the national flower of Haiti.
I doubt there is a single home in our neighborhood without at least one hibiscus shrub or mini-tree somewhere on their lawn or in their lanai.
This red subject was chosen as a personal challenge as reds are difficult hues for me. I would have liked the mid tones to have been brighter and the highlights lighter, but for a one day project, I'm satisfied.