duminică, 19 iunie 2016

Timeless (28) End of Spring. Delight in sweet colors, corollas and petals. June.

It was like yesterday, that phenomenal Spring day,
With fluffy clouds and blooms all over.

It was like yesterday, a sunny, pleasant day,
with smiles and joys in our jolly hearts, forever!

It was like  "once upon a time", the phrase,
when the story told is lovely to be shared, embraced...

Red-layered hibiscus. Up, a flower emerges from a bud. Down in the collage, a fully bloomed flower of R. rosa. Arhiva foto privată/ Private photos archive. Click to see enlarged views.

It was like a part of a moody blue sky
So ready to receive new paint, a new fresh look
In bright colors taken from fragile petals or green trees.

It was like yesterday, of course, Springtime,
with lots of reveries for some serene minds, among us...

But now and again, 
everyone can have new hopes, bold dreams,
Red-layered hibiscus in June. Because no matter what, how far or near 
from our imaginative, fugitive ideals
All of this could be, again.
You see...
Summertime is almost here...indeed!

Imperfect; seasonal poem without rhythm.
*Source of video "Relax Music Japanese - Relajación Música - Beautiful Flowers - Musica Giapponese ✿⊱╮"Internet, You Tube.

From Did You Know Category:
About Summer. About Hibiscus.

"Summer* is the hottest of the four temperate seasons, falling between spring and autumn. At the summer solstice, the days are longest and the nights are shortest, with day-length decreasing as the season progresses after the solstice. The date of the beginning of summer varies according to climate, tradition and culture, but when it is summer in the Northern Hemisphere, it is winter in the Southern Hemisphere, and vice versa."
"From an astronomical view, the equinoxes and solstices would be the middle of the respective seasons, but sometimes astronomical summer is defined as starting at the solstice, the time of maximal insolation, or on the traditional date of June 21. A variable seasonal lag means that the meteorological center of the season, which is based on average temperature patterns, occurs several weeks after the time of maximal insolation. According to meteorologists, summer extends for the whole months of June, July, and August in the northern hemisphere and the whole months of December, January, and February in the southern hemisphere. Under meteorological definitions, all seasons are arbitrarily set to start at the beginning of a calendar month and end at the end of a month. This meteorological definition of summer also aligns with the commonly viewed notion of summer as the season with the longest (and warmest) days of the year, in which daylight predominates."

Red-layered hibiscus in June.
"Hibiscus*(/hᵻˈbɪskəs/ or /haɪˈbɪskəs/) is a genus of flowering plants in the mallow family, Malvaceae. The genus is quite large, containing several hundred species that are native to warm-temperate, subtropical and tropical regions throughout the world. Member species are often noted for their showy flowers and are commonly known simply as hibiscus, or less widely known as rose mallow. The genus includes both annual and perennial herbaceous plants, as well as woody shrubs and small trees. The generic name is derived from the Greek word ἱβίσκος (hibískos), which was the name Pedanius Dioscorides (ca. 40–90) gave to Althaea officinalis."
"Hibiscus** are large shrubs or small trees that produce huge, colorful, trumpet-shaped flowers over a long season. Other common names include Chinese Hibiscus, Japanese Lantern, Rose of Sharon, and Tropical Hibiscus."

About Summer Solstice Full Moon
"Strawberry moon coincides with Summer Solstice for first time since 1967."* Read more info about on
Source of image:  sun-gazing.com
Excerpts: "As the sun sinks beneath the horizon on the longest day of the year on the evening of Monday June 20, it will be worth looking up. Despite the name, the moon will not appear pink or red, although it may glow a warm amber. The romantic label was coined by the Algonquin tribes of North America who believed June’s full moon signalled the beginning of the strawberry picking season."
"The last strawberry moon occurring on the solstice occurred on June 22 1967. If you miss Monday's you'll have to wait another 46 years before you can see the full moon on the summer solstice with the rare event not happening again until June 21, 2062."
nb.For more to read about, click on the links above. 
Source of info: *Wikipedia/** Internet.
Aspects of the "strawberry moon" occurring on the solstice in June, 21, 2016. A little blurred image of the full moon captured through the branches of the tree.Aspects of the "strawberry moon" occurring on the solstice in June, 21, 2016. A little blurred image of the full moon captured through the branches of the tree.
 Aspects of the "strawberry moon" occurring on the solstice in June, 21, 2016. A little blurred image of the full moon captured through the branches of the tree.

Hibiscus. Macro in B&W

Hibiscus. College in sepia

Arhiva foto privată/ Private photos archive.
Click to see enlarged views.

Series of photo instants, 
up-close & collages in color, 
sepia and/or black & white. 
Spring 2016. June.


"Write it on your heart
that every day is the best day in the year.
He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day
who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit
to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
This new day is too dear,
with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on the yesterdays.*"

*Source Internet: 
By Ralph Waldo Emerson in "Collected Poems and Translations".

Happiness starts with yourself.

*Source of video, excerpts, poeme above/quotes below:
Internet, You Tube.
Positive Energy; Power Of Positivity; Incredible Joy.com; soul-to-souls.com

Gladly shared with:
The Weekend in Black&White

Be joyful, amazing and never give up to smile! 

Stunning things are all over! 

Stay positive, today, tomorrow and always! 

Rămâi pozitiv, astăzi, mâine și întotdeauna!
So, very thankful, each and every day, to be inspired...
All is well...

51 de comentarii:

  1. Your second black and white photo has beautiful detail - such a lovely flower.

  2. E o floare nu doar frumoasa ci si interesanta - asa mi se pare mie, privind-o aici "de aproape" si cu atentie. :) Culoarea imi place foarte mult. Si "tarta cu fructe" imi place. :)
    Iti doresc sa ai o saptamana cat mai frumoasa!

  3. Ce minunatii! Trandafirii s-au deschis superb, mozaicul este o adevarata lumina. Si mai are si lucruri apetisante prin el! Ce frumos ar fi ca zilele sa fie perfecte, asa ca in videoclip. Si eu sunt recunoscatoare pentru ca vad asa ceva pe aici, in casuta ta!
    O saptamana excelenta, draga Alexa! :)

  4. Hi! Nice collection of flower photos! Thanks for choosing Japanese garden video. The garden looks like as follows.

    1. Thank you kindly, as well! I followed the link and I opened the gallery of photos with gorgeous flowers from the park's exhibitions...
      Amazing pictures, indeed!
      スイレン/ the water lilies are especially, so lovely...but every flower is a stunning beauty! Many thanks for recommendation made, once again!

  5. What a wonderful post - gorgeous photos and interesting information. I hope you will see the moon today, Alexa; here it's rather cloudy.
    My favourite photos are the ones of the cake. :)

  6. E frumoasa! Bine ca nu ai asa multe ca mine,altfel...Te pup si o vara placuta!

  7. Hello Alexa, what a lovely post and beautiful hibiscus. Happy Summer to you!

    Have a happy day and week ahead!

  8. Music and the natural beauty of the world just seem to go together, Thanks for sharing this week, I hope that you stop back soon.

  9. Alexa, you shared us real eye candy with this post. Your red Hibiscus is stunning, and the fruits on top of the cake so colorful and energetic. Oh it is the Strawberry Full Moon to blame of my sleepless nights :) I'll try this evening your Japanese relaxation music!
    Have a great week and thanks for joining in FW!

    1. Glad to read about your thoughts expressed and that you'll try the relaxation music! Thank you for appreciation! All the best, to you!

  10. Fantastic! Thank you for sharing these wonderful photos with Today's Flowers. I appreciate this very much :)

  11. Beautiful photography ~ macro shots are divine!

    Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

  12. Hello Alexa.... I love all the flowers as I love summertime. I also enjoyed reading about summer and the solstice as I did not know all that information..Michelle

  13. Lovely!
    Thank you for taking part in the Floral Friday Fotos meme.

  14. Thank you for joining the Friday Greens meme last week.

  15. hibiscus is such a beautiful flower. All of them! And quite fun to catch. :)

  16. Hello,
    Those are beautiful flowers!
    I find your blog very interresting and will comme back again to read :more!
    Have a nice day!

  17. Heisann!
    What a lovely hibiskus, very beautiful! Have a nice weekend ;:OD)

  18. My goodness Alexa you have such beautiful images of the hibiscus. I don't grow them here due to our climate but we do have a similar native one that will bloom in a month...

    and LivingFromHappiness

  19. Hibiscus are beautiful - do bees like them? #NatureNotes


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