Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge – November 30,2016
Life is all about choices and finding your way to your destination. I particularly enjoy playing up for this photo challenge run by Cee because it gives me freedom to click anything which depicts a ‘way’…. it can be a walkway, road, footpath, trail, stairs or even I can capture while climbing, driving or driving. Isn’t it fun?
I was away from these fun challenges for a while, hopefully should be able to tag along and contribute by bit. These are my choices for this week.
Day before yesterday Judy shared her crown of thorns in bright red color that was the time I was reminded of my cluster of flowers which I cooly ignored while clicking and sharing the new flowers in my garden. Probably they are not as bright as they were two months before. The dark pink color is faded now because of harsh sunlight. Still they are worth sharing, right?
Flower of the day: Crown of thorns
Portulaca Oleracea or Moss rose or Pig weed is an excellent garden filler and now a days it is in full bloom because of bright sun. My garden flower beds are looking pink as I casually dropped this carpet plant, a month ago to fill the edges. Plant is meant for full sun and hot dry areas. It’s stems are soft and fleshy, often reddish colored. Narrow fleshy leaves are covered by single or multi layered flowers, remebles rose.
They are wide open in sun but not on cloudy days. Newer varieties may open in overcast conditions. Tolerates heat and drought; best in poor soil. Self-seeds unless soil is worked. Use for edging, ground covers, hanging baskets, planters and rock gardens.
This looks like a species of Sun flower family. Another pretty yellow flower from my garden smiled at me this morning.
I was not very sure about the name so searched on google to find out and according to me maximilliani, a sunflower, native of North America was the closest bet. Hope I am right. we call it baby Sunflower 😊😊
Guess What’s this?
I am sure we are going to have lots of fun here. Without wasting time I am posting these pictures for you all to guess to identify the object. You never know I will be the first one to start the series! You have to identify the objects captured in the photos and this way we can have more interaction than usual. Looking forward to your guesses and you can wait for correct answers.
Another beautiful flower from my garden is Chinese rose or Hibiscus rosa-sinensis which looks absolutely stunning and it is a multi layered flower in bright red colour. The shrub is 1 to 2 m tall. Generally the flower has five red or pink petals . The fruit is red hip 1 to 2 cm in diameter. This one looks like a rose because of more number of petals.
I have got the same flower in white which is equally beautiful. They are big flowers and attracts bees. Butterflies also love them.
Flower of the day: Chinese rose/ hibiscus
This orangish red colored single bushy flower has bloomed in my garden as a beautiful surprise this morning. Unfortunately I don’t know the name. I guess another variety of lily or eucalyptus flower or something else? I would like to know the name please.