tickled pink

One of the things I look forward to each summer at The Marion House is when our next door neighbour's Rose of Sharon bush blooms. It has these amazing flowers that range in colour from the lightest, softest pink to vibrant fuschia to milky lavender to plum blue.The blooms closely resemble a hibiscus flower and fell very tropical to me. We are fortunate that a good portion of the tree hangs over our backyard and adds some beautiful colour to our garden. Sometimes, I squint my eyes and look up at the tree and imagine I'm in some equatorial paradise. With the heat, we have been having it isn't that hard!

Here are some photos to start your week inspired by my next door neighbour's tree. Enjoy!

Aren't the flowers beautiful?

Simon Watson

Paul Raeside

via Greige

via Greige

via Sunday Suppers

Gentl & Hyers

Gentl & Hyers

Virginia MacDonald

Francois Halard & Paul Raeside

Paul Raeside