Floral Friday: Hibiscus Buds

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We have a large Hibiscus tree by our back door.  Since we have moved in it has been trying to flower but the buds have remained tightly closed.  I think the cold is too much for it.

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FFF

http://nowathome.wordpress.com/2014/06/12/floral-friday-roses/

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Summer Memories

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Good morning from a calmer Hastings.  Yesterday we had the last heavy showers and some wind but it has now died down.  This morning when I drove my son to his bible class we saw the full moon just breaking out from under the clouds.  It was quite a surreal experience.  It was so bright.  I know we got off rather lightly compared to some parts of the country.  Auckland and the Coromandel got pounded and my prayers are with you.

So it was rather nice to go back over my summer photos for this challenge by Nancy.  These photos were taken in February at the Art Deco Weekend at Napier.  Taken with my IPhone 5S and edited with Photoscape with watercolour pencils.  I wanted a nostalgic feel to them, along with the Art Deco colours.  Not quite like my Mac apps.

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Thank you for visiting and here are some blogs to check out for this challenge:

http://nadiamerrillphotography.wordpress.com/2014/06/11/a-photo-a-week-challenge-summer-memories/

http://nowathome.wordpress.com/2014/06/12/a-photo-a-week-challenge-summer-memories/

Thanks for visiting.

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