It’s Reader Photo Friday!
Thanks to Cynthia Lull for today’s beautiful photograph!
During the late 1800s, thanks to the success of a number of industries — wrecking, sponging and agriculture among them — Green Turtle Cay enjoyed a true golden age.
Perhaps not surprising, given that their British ancestors valued the flower for its beauty and perfume and used it to make medicines and teas, many Loyalist gardens in Abaco featured roses. Prized varieties were passed on by family members and neighbours.
Peach hibiscus in the garden of the Lowe Art Gallery.
Peach hibiscus – Green Turtle Cay
Pink hibiscus at the Albert Lowe Museum – Green Turtle Cay.
Pink hibiscus – Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas.