Orto Botanico dell"Universita Di Siena
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Flower of the Day- August 4, 2018- Hibiscus

Ceen Photography: Flower of the Day

Today’s flower is the Hibiscus, also known as Ibisco in Italian and Gumamela in Filipino. This type of flower is very common in the tropical islands of the Philippines, where I grew up.

When I was a little girl, I remember plucking a Gumamela and placing it behind my ear. I also remember grinding the petals and leaves using a mortar and pestle and mixing it with water to make a bubble solution.

This photo was taken in Orto Botanico dell’Universita di Siena in Tuscany, Italy. My little boys and I were taking a nature walk that day, and this flower caught my eye because it reminded me of my childhood.

Orto Botanico dell"Universita Di Siena

What is your favorite flower? Tell me in the comments section, or post a link!





Carmela Granada is the creator of Bellissimamma. She blogs about beauty in your thirties, family travel, and joyful motherhood. Her family is based in Siena, Italy.

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