Saturday, 6 August 2011

Pagan Eye: Hibiscus

This lovely picture was sent to me yesterday by Mini, who said: "I strolled through my garden this morning before work and this one lone red hibiscus in full bloom caught my eye. I immediately grabbed my camera and photographed it."

As well as being an ornamental plant with gorgeous flowers, hibiscus is often made into a delicious herbal tea. In Hindu worship, the petals are also used as an offering to the goddess Kali and Lord Ganesha.

In The Language of Flowers,hibiscus means "delicate beauty".

On each Pagan Eye post, I show a photo that I find interesting, with a few words about it. I'm not quite sure what I'll be including - it could be a seasonal image, a pagan site, an event, or just a pretty picture.

If you want to send me a photo for a Pagan Eye post, please email it to badwitch1234@gmail.com Let me know what the photo shows and whether you want your name mentioned or not. For copyright reasons, the photo must be one you have taken yourself and you must confirm that you are submitting it for A Bad Witch's Blog.

Links and previous posts
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hibiscus
http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2011/05/pagan-eye-dog-rose.html
http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2011/05/pagan-eye-red-rose.html
http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2008/05/first-rose-of-summer.html
http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2008/11/rosehips-and-autumn-roses.html
http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2010/12/pagan-eye-winter-rose.html

4 comments:

caddyman said...

Beautiful photo!

Mini said...

Thanks a ton!

vivienne said...

is that in the UK? cos if so I didn't know they could grow out-side here! xx

Mini said...

Vivienne, Im in India at d moment :) True! cos i've never seen one wen i was in d UK! xx