After the Rain

Posted by
Laurie (New Jersey, United States) on 26 March 2007 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

I don't ordinarily post the same photo on both of my photoblogs at the same time, but this is my personal favorite so I chose to post it on both of them since I know not everyone who visits this one visits the other one and vice versa.

Just off my back deck I have a large all white variety of hibiscus. It is a beautiful plant with a profusion of large pure white flowers that start to bloom right around the beginning of July and keep on blooming until late in the fall when the frost comes and touches it ending it's season until the next summer. It is my favorite flowering plant because it's season is so long and the flowers are so stunning and pure white.

It was a day of heavy, soaking rains last August. Later in the afternoon the skies started to clear and the sun came out. The air smelled so fresh and clean, and everything was heavy with rain water. I stepped out onto the deck and noticed the way the light was touching the Hibiscus and reflecting in the drops of rainwater that weighed down the delicate, now translucent, petals of those wonderful flowers. It seemed sad and yet so beautiful at the same time.

This Hibiscus was the very first thing we planted when we first moved into this house in April of 1993. This house is actually the house I grew up in. My parents sold it in 1987, and we bought it back from the same people my parents sold it to in 1993 shortly after Jon was born.

This is probably my favorite shot to date. I don't really know why I hung onto it so long except perhaps because I have so many photos of this Hibiscus and it was somewhat lost among them all.

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NIKON D200 1/125 second F/4.5 ISO 100 85 mm

Coming back to AM3 after a long hiatus. I hope to be more active in the coming months.

1/125 second
ISO 100
85 mm