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Sep 13, 2011

Hibiscus & Hummingbirds

The end of summer is nigh and the Hibiscus has finally bloomed.   Only the tiny, fat hummingbirds of fall can compete for attention with these saucer-sized, one-day wonders.   It is but a single plant but one that commands the eye across the  garden's breadth.   The Hibiscus and the hummingbirds will last but a week or so now, as September's shorter evenings slide toward October.  Here in this garden, the short blooming season of the Hibiscus seems capricious and vagarious but Nature of course has  a skilful plan.   I am left to appreciate, as fully as possible, the short performance of these precious blooms.
 Photos by BarrytheBirder
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