A yellow hibiscus. The hibiscus grows here in Oregon in the summer. Only summer. And then it looses all it's leaves in the winter.
I love the vividness of the stamen. It looks almost 3-D in the photo.
Can you tell I really like them?
These are like my houseplants that I HAVE to grow indoors! They are growing like crazy outside in Maui! Do you have these houseplants? There are three different kinds in this picture.
I know. This isn't a flower or foliage but I had to show you this. I was so engrossed in taking pictures of the flowers I wasn't watching where I was stepping! I heard a crunch! Under my feet. YUCK! A man up the hill was standing on his lanai watching me. And asked me what that noise was. :) I looked down and I had crushed a snail! EEWWW! This one was sitting right next to the smashed one so I thought I would show you a picture of how big he was. He is probably about 2 1/2 to 3 inches long! I didn't think you would appreciate a photo of the squished one so I took one of the live one. I didn't mean to step on him. Honest. I'm really glad I wasn't barefoot!