In the period leading to Christmas some people buy an Advent Calendar to check off each day before December 25. Usually intended for children, it appears that in recent years there has been a rise in the popularity of luxury ones aimed at indulgent adults who feel the necessity to treat themselves on the run-up to the big day itself – from expensive candles and perfume to miniature bottles of Prosecco or Whisky and even chunks of cheese.
So I thought to balance all this extravaganza I would offer you an alternative in the form of a flower a day from Sunday 3rd December until Sunday 24th December.
All images taken on a mid-November day along the George V Memorial Walk alongside Copperhouse Pool in Hayle using my Olympus OM-D E-M10 and 40-150mm lens
15 thoughts on “Alternative Advent #9”
Christmas bells this morning 😊
Ringing out across the land…
Oooh, I like this one…all festive colours!
The petals resemble a fine, thin leather. Beautiful.
A hibiscus would never survive this weather. 😦 Come to think of it… 🙂
Abutilon. And we don’t get the frost that you do. Actually I wonder if there are any hibiscus in this garden? Must look out for one.
I’ll go halves if you find two! 🙂 🙂
Love the surprise with each new day.
Thanks Liz. They were a surprise to me! I wasn’t expecting so much colour in mid-November.
I’m enjoying opening to a fresh flower every day. This is a beauty
Good 🙂 That was my intention.
Beauty in wrinkles. I’m a fan of that!
I do love your flower a day advent calander!!
Thank you Janaline. It is nice to know that the flowers are making people happy.