Thursday, July 21, 2005

Fallen Sea Hibiscus at Dusk

A fallen Sea Hibiscus flower that has turned from yellow to dusky orangy-red at the end of its short day's lifespan. See the surrounding browned and dried heart-shaped leaves that are characteristic of the Sea Hibiscus plant. Pulau Ubin, 11 July 2005. Photo by November.

"Every moment of this strange and lovely life from dawn to dusk, is a miracle. Somewhere, always a rose is opening its petals to the dawn. Somewhere, always, a flower is fading in the dusk."
- Beverly Nichols

1 comment:

sadmom said...

My son was killed in a car accident when he was 18 years old. My husband and I planted a memorial garden in his honor and chose a sea hibiscus as the focal point. We didn't know anything about the tree except that it was beautiful. The lovely flowers remind us daily of how fleeting life is and how our son's life was short but full of beauty. We are very proud to have chosen this wonderful tree for our son's memorial garden.