Sunday, July 12, 2009

Today's Flowers # 48

My friend Luiz from Brazil does the Today's Flowers Meme, check it out. Come and join with your flower photos. Sunday at 4 GMT is the post time.

The wife and I made a vacation trip to Nashville and stayed at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel. The gardens there are beautiful. Here are four Hibiscus that were among the flowers. The grey on this one is really something.
There are so many sights for the eyes.
Can you believe the colors on this one.
This one is quite different.
See other great flowers at the site above.

41 comments:

Pietro said...

What amazing hibiscus, very well photographed, Fishing Guy!
I've enjoyed these lovely photos!

SquirrelQueen said...

The hibiscus are beautiful, great photos. You are right about the one with the gray it is very different.

Have a wonderful day,
SQ

RuneE said...

With flowers like that it must have been a fun stay.

Carletta said...

Really lovely images!

My post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

Judy said...

i have never seen hibiscus that colour before!!! wonderful!!!

Denise said...

What a lovely variety of Hibiscus. Great photos!

The Laughing Idiot said...

Wow! I just wanted to pick up my laptop and take a sniff.

Thanks for sharing!

The Laughing Idiot said...

Wow! I just wanted to pick up my laptop and take a sniff.

Thanks for sharing!

Naturegirl said...

These are facinating! I've seen yellow or red but never these fascinating mix of color! The first my favorite..stunning!

kbguy (福生) said...

I enjoy watching all your photos and they seems so interesting to me.

Tina said...

I have never seen colors like that in hibiscus before..Tenn. must have a delightful climate to be able to produce such wonders..I have always been amazed at Betsy's pix of her gardens and the color she gets on her flowers.
So glad you made the trip..and shot these wonderful photos..they could very well be framed works of art for your decor. Unbelievable color combos and great detail!

Nature Lovin' Super Mama said...

Wow, those are beautiful flowers, and you capture them so well. O' and I like your new Photo on top of the page...very lovely!
NLSM

Sara G said...

Oh WOW, what awesome photo's and COLOR!!
Take care and thanks for sharing.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Nice collection. I would love to go to Nashville some time. Nothing really surprises me anymore with Hibiscus, the breeding has gotten truly amazing.

SandyCarlson said...

These flowers are pure and amazing magic.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi There, We're home after a wonderful weekend in the gorgeous North Carolina mountains. I'll post in the morning.

Think I've seen those gorgeous flower pictures before... ha ha.. They are GREAT.

Hope you had a great weekend.
Hugs to you both,
Betsy

Janie said...

Those are unusual and very beautiful. I enjoyed your great close-ups.

Twisted Fencepost said...

That's some vivid colors. Very pretty.
I don't believe I've ever seen a gray flower before. Neat!

Rose said...

I didn't know they came like this! These are gorgeous. I bet the hummingbirds really love these.

Luke Wiley said...

They want to be seen! Very nice!

Gretchen said...

Gorgeous flowers! My roses are blooming, so I'll get a few photos tomorrow to share before the neighbors decide to steal these ones.

Jama said...

It's a very unique colors on the hibiscus! I don't think I can find such beautiful colors like these here.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful flowers. I have never seen so many different colors in a single hibiscus flowers.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I love hibiscus. The first one is very unusual to me as I have not seen one like that before.

Shionge said...

I have never seen such a big hibiscus at all let alone the different colours - very nice :D

Arija said...

Wow! These are incredible! Did you grow all these beauties?

Jack and Joann said...

Fishing Guy, well, those are great photos of some very unusual hibiscus.

Jack and I stayed in 2002 at the Gaylord in Nashville. Now isn't that an amazing place with nine acres of vegetation under a glass roof and with a "Mississippi steamboat" you can climb aboard to cruise down a manmade river. I bet you took lots of photos and we will see more in days to come. Can't wait.

Final thought: Jack and I had a magic moment at the Gaylord. There was a family of violin players practicing for a music concert on their balcony overlooking the gardens under glass and they were playing of all things THE TENNESSEE WALTZ. What a great memory.

And yes, that is a greaaaaaaaaaat photo at the top of your blog.

Darla said...

These Hibiscus are breathtaking!! Love them all!!!

Luiz Ramos said...

Hibiscus are beautiful.
Beautiful your shots.
Hope you´ve had a good stay there.

George said...

The flowers are beautiful. I'm glad you got to enjoy the Opryland Hotel and all their beautiful gardens.

Willard said...

Those are "stunners" (is that a word?), Tom. I always love the flower shots.

Tipper said...

Such pretty Hibiscus-dont' think I've ever seen those varieties.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Wow,those are spectacular flowers.The colors are unique for sure.
Blessings,Ruth

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

FISHING

Your hibiscus are fantastic!
Colors and form!
Congratulations for your post, my friend!
I have also a lot of kinds of hibiscus and roses!
Have a nice week,

Luiz

Your EG Tour Guide said...

OH! WOW! And here I am stuck in Ontario. ;-)

Mary said...

How very different they are...amazing colors!

Regina said...

So pretty and vibrant.

T and S said...

Gorgeous images of the Hibiscus...Thomas

Sreddy Yen said...

Such a beautiful hibiscus - I would love to have a bush of those in my garden~!

Carla said...

Unbelievable!!

britney said...

nice hippoes...

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