Floral French Kiss

This was the state of the lovers late last night as they folded themselves up and kissed each other goodbye, before they dropped off onto the deck to dry out and eventually blow away. The lives of hibiscus blooms are short and intense, but they provide beauty, sustenance and pleasure to many creatures in the 48 hour cycle from when the candle bursts from the bud to when the flowers fold back up and drop to the ground.

I had one of those days were it seemed like everything caused some kind of frustration. Even in my short, 10 mile ride tonight the wind changed, so I had a head wind in both directions.