Hibiscus Apollo

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Once upon a time lived a small boy and he liked baking little cakes.Cakes were tender and sweet, as he was, and they were round and yellow, as little suns.One morning all the cakes were missing and the boy was crying and crying, asking where all his little suns were. For he was calling his cakes little suns. And indeed, they had turned into little yellow suns and moved up to the sky.

Creation of the Sun, Moon, and Plants (detail-3) 1511 - Michelangelo Buonarroti

Michelangelo Buonarroti , “Creation of the Sun, Moon, and Plants (detail-3) 1511” oil on Canvas.from: http://www.wikigallery.org/wiki/painting_130038/-Michelangelo-Buonarroti%09/page-1

When Apollo saw the sad boy he took his carriage to pick the little suns and bring them back to the boy.

Apollo

Odilon Redon , “Apollo’s Chariot 2” oil on Canvas.from: http://www.wikigallery.org/wiki/painting_247276/Odilon-Redon/page-1

But the boy was afraid to take them back, they were real burning suns now, how could he keep them? So Apollo turned the little yellow suns into yellow hibiscus flowers to open each day one after one, just to make the little boy happy.

Fuyo. Hibiscus En Fleurs - Utagawa or Ando Hiroshige

Utagawa or Ando Hiroshige ,  “Fuyo. Hibiscus En Fleurs” oil on Canvas.from: http://www.wikigallery.org/wiki/painting_365929/Utagawa-or-Ando-Hiroshige/page-1

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