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.
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,