This Rose of Sharon is alongside my drive way. It has been blooming like crazy this year and makes a great back drop for family photos. While not as clear as I would like, this is the best picture I’ve gotten of it this year.
I just found out today that (according to Wikipedia) the Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus Syriacus) is the national flower of Korea. It is a native of east Asia and was first mentioned in Korean literature 1400 years ago.