{Photo Friday} Postcards from Maui: The Flowers

by Lori on November 18, 2011

Trying to condense 485 pictures from Maui into one post proved to be an effort in futility.  I decided to break them down into groups.

Let’s start with the colorful beauty from the flowers of Maui.  One of my favorites from the flower series was on yesterday’s post.  Click here if you didn’t get a chance to see it.

 

I was so intrigued with this variety of plumeria.

Here is a closer overhead shot of the plumeria. The petals do not unfurl any more than this. They're like little pinwheels. Total crush.

Even the flowering shrubs were beautiful. No scent on this one though.

The prolific and ubiquitous hibiscus. It is the state flower of Hawaii.

The colors were incredible!

Just one more!

I had to slip this one in. That's the end of the hibiscus. I promise.

Pink Mandevilla in a stormy Maui sky. This photo was taken at the Ali'i Kula Lavender Farm.

In all of my years of gardening, I have never seen a flower in this color. The long teal-colored flower clusters dropped from an overhead vine that covered a porch at Ulupalakua Winery. Since returning home I've learned that it is a Jade Vine (native to the Philippines). The flowers are pollinated by bats who hang upside down to drink the flower's nectar. Incredible!

This is one of my favorite flowers and it's one of my favorite pictures. It was taken at Kula Country Farms and you will see more of this place in an upcoming post.

I'm not sure what these are called. They're part of a really large tree that some little critter was feasting on quite heavily if the leaves are any indication.

These charming little flowers were photographed at a pineapple plantation, and I never saw them anywhere else. I love the little star-shaped stamen.

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

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