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HAWAII – HO’OMALUHIA BOTANICAL GARDEN 3

This is a Hala tree, otherwise known as Screw Pine or Tourist Pineapple because unfamiliar tourists think it’s a pineapple. The fruit is edible and the long leaves contain fibers used for weaving.

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on August 30, 2012 in adventure, nature, travel

 

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HAWAII – HO’OMALUHIA BOTANICAL GARDEN 2

nicely shaped palm plants

trees!

one tree

pretty orange flowers

mountains

small dammed reservoir

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on August 27, 2012 in adventure, nature, photography, travel

 

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HAWAII – HO’OMALUHIA BOTANICAL GARDEN 1

Here is my first set of photos from the Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden on Oahu. If you go here, bring LOTS of bug spray.

 

 

 
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Posted by on August 25, 2012 in adventure, nature, photography, travel

 

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HAWAII – PINK AND ORANGE

 

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on August 21, 2012 in adventure, nature, photography

 

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HAWAII – RED

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on August 20, 2012 in adventure, nature, photography

 

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TREE SAUSAGES!!

Because nature has a sense of humor, sausages grow on trees! This was at the Koko Crater Botanical Gardens. It is a Sausage Tree, or Kigelia Pinnata. The blurry photos are mine, the clear shots are some that I found online so you can see it properly.

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on August 17, 2012 in fun, me, nature, travel

 

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HAWAII – KOKO CRATER BOTANICAL GARDEN

Here is Koko Crater Botanical Garden on Oahu. Although many people think of Hawaii as tropical, there are some very dry areas, and this botanical garden has specimens from deserts and dry habitats all over the world. Plus some very pretty plumerias!

yellow bougainvilleas

pink plumeria

pink bougainvilleas

closeup of pink bougainvilleas

the cactus garden

some sort of air/cactus/parasitic plant hanging on a tree, completely covering the branches.

 

closeup of those plants

some sort of melon/seed pod thing, about the size of a softball

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on August 16, 2012 in adventure, fun, nature, travel

 

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