Mercy-drops Round Us Are Falling

As the thunderstorm still continues this morning, I can’t help but think of the old, familiar hymn that I grew up singing at our little country church, There Shall Be Showers of Blessings!  This would make a great weatherman’s theme hymn today. 

I captured some hibiscus with rain droplets on their delicate petals for your enjoyment. Many species of hibiscus are grown for their showy flowers or used as landscape shrubs, and are used to attract butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds.

The tea made of hibiscus flowers is known by many names in many countries around the world and is served both hot and cold. The beverage is well known for its color, tanginess and flavor.

Dried hibiscus is edible, and is often a delicacy in Mexico. It can also be candied and used as a garnish. Certain species of hibiscus are also beginning to be used more widely as a natural source of food coloring.

The hibiscus flower is traditionally worn by Tahitian and Hawaiian girls. If the flower is worn behind the left ear, the woman is married. If the flower is worn on the right, she is single or openly available for a relationship.

Stop and think of all of the “showers of blessings” in your life today …

  Until next time with more Sweet Conclusions,


4 Responses

  1. Kathryn

    You made my brain wiser today!
    Hibiscus are so pretty. We have them all over Texas. Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

    1. Gavin and Rosie

      You are most welcome! Yes, hibiscus are very pretty!
      Thanks for following along with Sweet Conclusions from Texas!

  2. Maggie

    Enjoyed your post today, didn’t know all that information regarding the beautiful hibiscus flower – thanks!

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