August 22, 2010

Hibiscus.

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19 comments:

Lem said...

These are very common in the Dominican Republic.

traditionalguy said...

What do you do with your hibisci during the winter months? Mine stay in the garage where we cut them back for a spring renewal. But my area is tropical compared to Wisconsin's cold.

edutcher said...

You are really on a roll today, unless these are pictures that have been in storage from the Great Meadhouse Road trip of '10.

If these are from today, you must have had a beautiful day to shoot them.

The color is absolutely magnificent.

HKatz said...

From this angle it also looks insect-like - slender body with comparatively massive wings spread out.

Moose said...

You're going thru another Judy Chicago phase, ain't ya?

AlphaLiberal said...

The pretty pictures for not counterbalance the ugliness of so many posts, like the one questioning the President's faith.

Real gutter ball, that.

Then Althouse's winger friends, protesting the Islamic Community Center, went after a guy who happened to be black walking through.

Ugly.

sunsong said...

Beautiful pic!


“Just living is not enough... one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.”
- Hans Christian Anderson

AST said...

It whispers "Georgia O'Keefe"

Pogo said...

The medium and somewhat-elevated biscuses are only pretty, like a beauty's sister.

Lem said...

The pretty pictures for not counterbalance the ugliness of so many posts, like the one questioning the President's faith.

I'm with AL.. Its insensitive to criticize Obama.. during Ramadan.

rhhardin said...

Cosmopolitan notes hibiscus trend.

shoutingthomas said...

The pretty pictures for not counterbalance the ugliness of so many posts, like the one questioning the President's faith.

Real gutter ball, that.

Then Althouse's winger friends, protesting the Islamic Community Center, went after a guy who happened to be black walking through.

Ugly.

Shit, I thought I'd comment on the pretty flowers!

But, even pictures of flowers turn OmegaLiberal's withered brain to thoughts of BIGOTRY!

Ann, you take bigot pictures.

OmegaLiberal, I've got to ask... did you recently take a bullet to the brain?

I'm looking for an explanation for this. I'm trying to be kind.

lemondog said...

For animal lovers: anger, joy, sadness.

Dolly

Zuzu

Ann Althouse said...

"You are really on a roll today, unless these are pictures that have been in storage from the Great Meadhouse Road trip of '10."

I just spent a half hour or so wandering around Olbrich Botanical Gardens -- with my new monopod and a large lens on the Nikon.

AlphaLiberal said...

Here is a great statement from Senator Jeff Merkley on the hysteria surrounding the proposed Muslim Community Center, planned for a hallowed Burlington Coat Factory, two blocks from Ground Zero.

Those who would blame all Muslims for 9/11, inclusive of Ann Althouse, should read this well-reasoned and respectful piece.

Some have also argued that the construction of the mosque would hand a propaganda victory to Osama bin Laden. I think the opposite is true. Al-Qaida justifies its murder by painting America as a nation at war with Islam. Celebrating our freedom of religion and Muslim Americans' place in our communities is a blow to al-Qaida's ideology of hate and division. We strengthen America by distinguishing, clearly and unequivocally, between our al-Qaida enemy and our Muslim neighbors.

AlphaLiberal said...

But, many mosque opponents argue, just because it can be built does not mean it should be. They say it would be disrespectful to the memories of those who died on 9/11 to build a Muslim facility near the World Trade Center site. I appreciate the depth of emotions at play, but respectfully suggest that the presence of a mosque is only inappropriate near ground zero if we unfairly associate Muslim Americans with the atrocities of the foreign al-Qaida terrorists who attacked our nation.

Muslim Americans are our fellow citizens, not our enemies.


But there goes Ann Althouse, enabling and spreading hate against Muslims, under the cover of pretty flowers.

shoutingthomas said...

OmegaLiberal,

I've got to ask again.

Did you recently get shot in the head!

I can't think of any other explanation, other than brain damage.

Please get medical help.

shoutingthomas said...

All points bulletin!

Our friend, OmegaLiberal has apparently been accosted in a dark alley.

Somebody shot the poor bastard in the head!

His brain is leaking out the wound!

Call the ambulance!

He's babbling incoherently! I think he's near the end!

HELP!

But, make sure the paramedics aren't BIGOTS!

God help us, please don't send the BIGOTS!

Deborah said...

Lemondog, thanks for the links. My daughters work for a vet who runs a no-kill, homeless pet shelter. Last year we adopted an abandoned dog, a Coon Hound/Doberman mix. Sweetest dog in the world. They get all kinds of abused, abandoned animals. I loved the video about Dolly the pit bull. I'm glad that story had a happy ending.