Monday, August 30, 2010

flowers the size of dinner plates

Dinner-Plate-Sized-Flowers-at-Block-Island,RI


































today's flower was found on, you guessed it, block island. I spotted this while out riding my bike. and though it may be hard to tell by looking at this photo, the largest white flower is bigger than my rather large adult hand.
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12 comments:

Poetic Shutterbug said...

It's amazing how large some of these flowers grow. These are gorgeous shots with such vibrant color.

Bibi said...

Beautifully framed shot, Lily, of this...is it a Rose of Sharon? If so, it has to be the biggest one I've heard of, though this summer I did see some larger-than-usual ones here.

Shell Sherree said...

Goodness me, how spectacular!

vincibene said...

Gorgeous! Wonderful colors, looks like a paper flower.

Denise said...

How very beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing.
An English Girl Rambles

Christine H. said...

Wow, those are beautiful. Thanks!

KaHolly said...

Just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing such lovelies. ~karen

Daryl said...

Sweet ... the church on the corner of Broadway/79th St has the same plant growing and their flowers are as large .. I am in awe of nature having seen these up close

Babzy said...

you should have put your hand next to the flowers ;)

Alexa said...

I've also seen some like these recently down by Battery Park. (I think it's a hardy hibiscus, aka rose mallow or dinner plate hibiscus.) You've captured them so beautifully!

Greyscale Territory said...

A wonderful variety of hibiscus! Stunning colours!

Pietro said...

Splendid flowers with fine shades!