Thursday, August 5, 2010

74/365 Hibiscus bloom

Dad added a hibiscus to one of his big flower pots this summer, and it has just started blooming. It's gorgeous!

When I searched for "hibiscus" here on my blog to see what I'd posted in the past about it, I was reminded of an interesting fact: Hibiscus is used in a lot of tea! The day I toured the Celestial Seasonings tea factory in Boulder, Colorado, the company was cleaning and preparing hibiscus for use in their teas. It's an ingredient found in all of their Zingers.

This one will just be decorative, and that's absolutely fine by me.

Camera: Canon 40D with 60mm macro lens, 1/250s, f/4.5 at ISO 100 at about 5:30 p.m. in direct sunlight

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