A delicate but fiery beauty I spotted by the road while walking my dog on Christmas Day. I remember this has a bright magenta variety. The size and shape are similar to a Philippine Violet (Barleria cristata and Barleria repens) and Ruellia tuberosa. I hope somebody can identify this flower.
“Passion. It lies in all of us. Sleeping... waiting... and though unwanted, unbidden, it will stir... open its jaws and howl. It speaks to us... guides us. Passion rules us all. And we obey. What other choice do we have? Passion is the source of our finest moments. The joy of love... the clarity of hatred... the ecstasy of grief. It hurts sometimes more than we can bear. If we could live without passion, maybe we'd know some kind of peace. But we would be hollow. Empty rooms, shuttered and dank. Without passion, we'd be truly dead.” ~ Joss Whedon
Mirabilis jalapa, Four o'clock Flower, Marvel of Peru - thanks, Andrea!
Linking to Floral Friday Fotos
I have posted this a few times Luna, it is the 4 o'clock plant or Mirabilis jalapa. It has many color variants. Mine today is also of this color, which i also got from the roadside, haha!
It's beautiful and i love the color.
Gorgeous! I love the colour.
Beautiful flowers and qoute! Have a nice week end:)
I thought it was hibiscus at first. Looks great.
What an amazingly beautiful flower. This is really my favorite color of all time!!!
fantastic colors luna. they are vibrat.
I love that colour!Sometimes, the flowers in the same plant have different colours.
So vibrant and elegant. Nice to looks at beautiful flowers when we are in the middle of winter in Europe.
Gorgeous! The bloom has a similar look to the hibiscus, except it has much longer neck. Blessings!
So bright color.
Thanks for dropping by :)
A real beauty! The color is fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing this Luna and have a great week.
Fiery is the right word to describe the colour!! I love the way the stamens curl!!
What a beautifull orange flower. My favourite colour.
The orange flowers are so cheerful and beautiful.
Pretty! Almost looks painted. Love the scent of these flowers-it will travel across the yard!
flowers always seem to express joy to me and your photograph does so also
I remember this flower, so pretty!
Hopping from Mandarin Orange Monday.
Children in Costume
Have a great week ahead!
It really is an exotic looking flower. Great capture of it too! Thank you for sharing it on Mandarin Orange Monday:)
Beautiful flower. I love the color. I don't think I've seen any of these around my parts. Thank you for sharing.
i saw same type of this,you shot this perfectly..
visiting you here
These are called 4'o'clock flowers here, they bloom at four in the evening.
Thank you, Indrani.
Thank you, guys, for visiting.
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