Hibiscus is the flower of the day!
So, my mom is in town visiting from the Virgin Islands. She spent a week in Washington, DC and did a tour of the National Mall and visited some of the museums and government buildings. I was going through her pictures last night and saw that she had taken pictures of flowers. We love flowers! Now, the pictures that particularly jumped out at me were the pictures of the hibiscus flowers that she took. Hibiscus is a beautiful tropical flower that comes in many colors. That was new information to me because I’ve only seen red hibiscus. It is also the State Flower of Hawaii. The funny thing to me was that she has these flowers all over the place in the Virgin Islands, but took pictures of them in Washington,DC. The National Mall has amazing landscaping and they have flowers all over the mall in addition to a separate US Botanic Garden. The first picture is from http://www.flowers.vg/ so you can see what I am accustomed to seeing.