Friday, May 11, 2012

German Village Bushes and Trees II

Section I: Carmi's Thematic Photographic 195, Part Deux

The famous Hibiscus, which was discovered by Christopher Columbus right here in Columbus in 1492.











Section II: Musical Interlude



HALPING JENNIFER SECTION:







(Cross-posted at Whiskey Fire. Mouse over pics for captions, and click them for larger versions.)
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26 comments:

Jennifer said...

Oh baby! Those fleurs and T Rex was Helping Jennifer as well! T Rex has been on my mind for the past couple of weeks... I think because the Dark Shadows promos have been playing this. I'm also fond of 20th Century Boy.

You know... I still have this one of 45... :)

Also, thanks for the poochies.

Jennifer said...

WERE helping...

In my excitement, I used poor grammar.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I thought you were going with my last alt text tag, "I are large on the inside".

Anywho, I forgot the "orbs" tag.

Added!
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Jennifer said...

I did like that last tag. :)

Randal Graves said...

Dogs and hibiscus living together, mass hysteria.

vacuumslayer said...

I'm putting that puppy in my mouth and you can't stop me.

Good grief, those hibiscus flowers are as big as a face!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

That they are, vs.

I first took pictures of this yard back in 2009.

Since then, it seems the hibiscus get bigger and fancier every year.
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Jennifer said...

thunder- aren't some of those Northern Hibiscus? The heartier annual version for more northern areas? The leaves are slightly different than the normal tropical variety, and the blooms tend to be HUGE.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

You mean Hardy Hibiscus, Hibiscus moscheutos?

I know these ones were in a greenhouse in the backyard until a couple of weeks ago.

Also, the lonk mentions "Each flower lasts for only 1 day ..." I'm almost certain that's not true with these, which means they're probably hybrids.
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mikey said...

I feel I must challenge the claim that either of those creatures is a Blue Rhino. I mean, even the most cursory and preliminary classification eliminates any possibility that either of the pictured animals is Blue...

vacuumslayer said...

Oh, thudner! I have something here that's relevant to your interests.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

ORBY!!!

;-)

vacuumslayer said...

What ls great is ORBS! plus its just a really neat photograph. I was happy I saw it.

Jim H. said...

Doesn't hibiscus make good tea?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

mikey, they are Blue Rhinos on the inside.

Jim H, that is what I read on the internets, but I've never had it.
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mikey said...

I've made tea with Peyote Buttons. It's nasty. But I think that's a feature, not a bug...

Bob Scotney said...

That dog is looking longingly at the tree!

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I was told there was Science here.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

That post got the 5 second rule, zrm.

But the video is here.
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zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Oho, now there's RULES?

Kathleen said...

SPOON!!!

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

The famous Hibiscus, which was discovered by Christopher Columbus right here in Columbus in 1492.

But can you make a drink out of it?

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

SPOON!!!

There is no spoon!

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

SPOON!!!

There is no spoon!

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Somebody has stoleded BBBB's DNA and is stamping out clones like NOBODY'S business.

Brando said...

In real life, I have about a 50/50 split between using "help" and "halp."