Macro Monday #99

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Clerodendrum splendens (glory treeflaming glorybower) is a species of flowering plant in the genus Clerodendrum of the family Lamiaceae, native to tropical Western Africa. It is a twining evergreen climber, growing to 3 metres (9.8 ft) or more, with panicles of brilliant scarlet flowers in summer. With a minimum temperature of 10 °C (50 °F), it requires the protection of glass during the winter months in most temperate regions.


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  1. restlessjo says:

    No shortage of glory here, Jude! Wishing you a much better week 😃😃

    1. Heyjude says:

      Let’s hope so Jo! At least the rain and wind have gone, yesterday turned out quite nice by the afternoon. Builder coming shortly to have a look at the problem, hopefully with a solution! News from Oz: They’re moving again!

      1. restlessjo says:

        Somewhere nearby? Does this affect your proposed visit? 😕

        1. Heyjude says:

          Luckily I haven’t made any plans as I was waiting for them to get settled back in Sydney. They are off to Brisbane so not too far from Pauline and Jack. No house as yet though!

        2. restlessjo says:

          New parts to explore 🙂 🙂

        3. Heyjude says:

          Indeed. Though it is quite humid up there, so I shall have to time my visit well.

  2. BeckyB says:

    I can’t see the glory ☹️ bizarrely picture not coming up on my tablet. Will try later on PC in meanwhile I’m imagining it in all its glory 😊

    1. Heyjude says:

      That’s odd. Shows ok on my phone. Granted it’s not an Apple!

      1. BeckyB says:

        I’ve got a weird Acer aspire tablet that does seem to have its moments so am sure it is my end. Not helped by the fact I have a cat on my lap stopping me from checking alternative devices!!

      2. The photo isn’t coming up on my laptop either

        1. Heyjude says:

          I have made a change in the settings – hopefully this has helped. If not let me know and I shall reload the image.

  3. Tish Farrell says:

    Not on my PC either 😦

    1. Heyjude says:

      I have made a change in the settings – hopefully this has helped. If not let me know and I shall reload the image.

  4. The color is superb. It must be amazing when it is grown to it’s full size

  5. BeckyB says:

    Yay I can now see it, it is gorgeous 😀

    1. Heyjude says:

      I reloaded the image. Not quite sure what happened there!

      1. BeckyB says:

        Most bizarre. Thanks for your perseverance. Hate to have missed this xx

  6. Tish Farrell says:

    Well worth waiting for, Jude. Splendid.

  7. Sadje says:

    I love them. Always try to have one where I am living. Thanks for sharing

  8. MassageFeels says:

    Such a pretty red and delicate looking bloom! Love the dreamy visual and the solid details about. Thank you!

  9. susurrus says:

    I love this one, and the way the flower cluster seems to hover.

  10. This would make a vibrant display in Summer and sounds perfect for our climate.

  11. Lucid Gypsy says:

    It’s certainly a glorious colour!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Different to the usual pale pink streaks that I had been seeing.

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