Thursday, July 23, 2009

Let there be Michael's everywhere

Okay for those who have been visiting dar's lil world for a while, knows she loves her some hibiscus. But there are many stories that go with the hibiscus...for examples the names and where they come from. Hibiscus first name relation is Hot biscuits...comes from when my sisters kids were young and their dad would buy and plant hibiscus, the babies couldn't grasp the names so they became the ever beloved hot biscuits...they knew how to say that..duh we live in the south! Made with just about every meal and snack down here! Next is another funny one that comes from my beloved Braja. I think most of ya'll know her by now..if you don't you will...

Couple a months ago I had attended my brother in laws graduation for becoming the first doctor in the family...YAY for him, we were all so proud for him and ya'll know I took like 500 pictures of the event. Well, at the same time is when I jumped on the bandwagon of Wordless Wednesday..I stole it, oh yes I did, right from Joanie of Joanie's Random Ramblings. (I don't think she minded) So during this time, all the hot biscuits started really blooming. Especially the orange ones were going crazy so I started snapping pictures like crazy and they made it on my wordless Wednesday post. (A LOT) Where I am always to happy to say keep click on the picture it will make them bigger. So, feel free to click on any picture to make them bigger :-))
Well, Missy Braja did just that, but instead of saying hibiscus or hot biscuit the title was Michael. I had forgotten to change my card out or rename the new grouping so now the hibiscus are lovingly called Michael's, the orange Michae'ls are Braja's favorites. The plant of God! So this is where the reference to Michael's are coming from. Braja has renamed them and that is what has stuck with me since then. It is funny how just the lil things will bring the biggest smiles to my face.
So now as I walk around visting them I lovely call them Michael's and Braja's since being named that I have notice more and more blooms... what powers that woman has all the way from India... :-) Now ya'll know the story of Michael, and Braja isn't crazy (or drinking all the time)

xoxo
dar

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22 comments:

♥ Braja said...

MICHAELS!!!! Ooooooo.....a pink one, and a....wait....a HUMAN ONE!

Hey...don't wait for 170 comments again girl...I'm still exhausted....

btw I did a little tiny weeny post...no writing :) OK one sentence....and then? WOOOOSH! I'm flyin' baby....

darsden said...

WoooHooo L@@KY L@@KY who happens to be Number ONE comment today. Yay! How fun was that last night :-))

blueviolet said...

Those are the most beautiful flowers! They must be for tropical climates? I doubt they'd do well around here. Why do all the prettiest things have to be reserved for other parts of the country?

darsden said...

blueviolet-I live on the Coastline of Mississippi, kinda tropical with the heat and humidity. They are good in flower pots, YOU can get one and grow it.. I have the faith, they really aren't hard to take care of, lots of water and bug spray if the bugs get on them!

darsden said...

Oh and thankyou

darsden said...

Erin-welcome com'on in and visit a while. I appreciate you signing up on the side bar over there. Com'on back anytime :-))

Pastor Sharon said...

Hey Dar, Those are beautiful Michaels!!!! Oh what fun we had last night . . . . I just finished some chores long enough to stop by and tell ya!

Reddirt Woman said...

A hibiscus by any other name... is still beautiful especially when YOU take the pictures.

Why oh why do you live so far away...

xoxox

Hit 40 said...

We have hibiscus in pots in Ohio. We treat them like annuals. Kinda crazy. I do not have one this year. But if I buy another, I will have to try to winter it in the green house at work. I hate to see a plant die.

lisa said...

Beautiful. Now is your MIL saying....You know, my son the doctor...

blognut said...

Well all right then!

Just because I know the story of Michael's now certainly doesn't mean that Braja isn't crazy or drinking all the time!

darsden said...

Pastor Sharon- thank you very much, come by for coffee or ice tea break anytime Pastor. HOW fun was last night, still cheezing over it..how sweet of Braja, to line ya'll up..LOL

Reddirt Woman- thank you kindly that are purdy.. I thought it was you who lived so far away didn't know it was me LOL

Hit 40- I feel the same way, I almost cry when the do,but man my mama can stick a dead twig in the ground and get a beautiful flower out of it!

Lisa-LOL she does, she does..I also use it MBL but it pulls no weight with him, he just rolls his eyes at me.

Blognut-see now you know the rest of the story..and I have to agree..I think she had that hand tipping last night too ;-) like U!

otin said...

Flowers? I feel like I just stepped into the 60's!!!!!!! LOL!

Reddirt Woman said...

Dar, you need to start learning from your mama about sticking twigs in the ground and getting them to grow. I'm going to try to answer my comments in the comments section like you do and then I'll have to think of posts instead of using comments. :-)

xoxox

Maggie said...

The pink one is simply gorgeous.

Hit 40 said...

I read a lot of science magazines. I think the bees are getting it from the cell phone towers. It is messing up their ability to navigate.

I have to get rid of the bees in my classroom because some of the kids are allergic to bees. And... they do not always have their epi pen with them.

Hit 40 said...

.... the worst article that I read was about birds and glass. I feel terrible whenever a bird hits a window. I read that the glass makers could put something on the glass to keep the birds from hitting it. I have not seen this product marketed anywhere.

Medora said...

What beautiful flowers!

Eileen - maybe you need to make the bird-safe glass. Make your fortune and retire already.

darsden said...

Hit 40-understand the kid aspect big time! They do say the cell towers are affecting them but I also think the wanna be pools like I have, do a lot of damage too. Don't know what it is but I scoop a dozen out each summer it's sad and I have stuff here for them but they try to swim every year..


Medora-LOL yea give her some animal cutters

dad's a glass man.. the glass would not be affordable..people wouldn't pay for it. They just replaced the glass in their house with the new Low E glass, it has helped, but when an eagle or a hawk is after a lil bird..nothing to do they are just trying to get out the way.

Smart Mouth Broad said...

We do a lot of this in my family. Everything has a different name. I always enjoy your Michaels.

darsden said...

SMB-great to know we aren't the only ones ;-)

Twisted Fencepost said...

The orange one's are my favorite, too. I've got to get me some of those and plant them here on the farm. I hope they do well. Cause I want to have them all over.