Five Fine Flower Photos for the First Day of Fall

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I’ve been sitting on my back steps for days waiting for one of the five buds on my Rose of Sharon to bloom. Finally, this morning, it decided to celebrate the first day of fall by opening up. The flowers don’t last long, typically just a day or two, so I took a few snaps just after the sun came up.

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Rose of Sharon: Three Views

Below are three views of a Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus) growing in a large pot in my garden, that just produced a cluster of flower buds at the end of July. I took the first image last night, as the sun was setting; the other two are from this morning, when clouds from an incoming storm produced some soft shadows and a bit of luminous backlighting. If the remaining buds withstand August heat for a few days, I’ll post a few more shots after the rest of the flowers emerge.

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