Saturday, January 20, 2018

A Young Papaya








I find the flowers of the papaya fruit to be simply elegant. You can see the small bud of the fruit to the right of the white flower. Did you know that papaya trees have gender? You need to have a male tree within the vicinity of a female tree and rely on bees to do the work. Otherwise, you will not get fruit. I don't know if this is true for commercial papaya growing-since they have science to manipulate their results by way of hybridization. I suppose I could look it up. Nah...I'll just continue to wonder.  :-)


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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Different Views From The Same Spot









I could be anywhere in the world when I took this photo as it looks like it could in Ireland or the Southwest or even Italy. The reality is, it was taken here on the tiny island of Molokai. I was standing in the same spot when I took both of these images. The rolling green plains is was everyone sees when at this site-it is the obvious. But, the explosive origin of the rock that I squatted down to see up close-not so obvious. An added bonus to be there at that golden moment of the day when the sun is about to set-offering perfect lighting.

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Saturday, January 06, 2018

A Walk In The Park






I am up at this park near my home several times a week (weather permitting) for my morning walk. The quality of light in the early morning and late afternoon are quite magical in my eyes. The way the sunlight was streaming through this pavilion with the picnic benches casting shadows across the concrete floor with the colorful mural as a backdrop was something not to be ignored!

I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday be it Hanukkah, Christmas, Boxing Day, etc. Here's to a fabulous new year and let 2018 be a year of greatness for each and everyone of you!

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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Stepping Down




Steps leading down to the beach on the south shore of Molokai-sure beats having to negotiate the embankment! The water is shallow for quite a ways out before encountering the fringe reef. Molokai's reef is unique among the other islands because it has a 30 mile "fringing reef." This means that the reef crest is a half mile to a mile offshore and the unspoiled reef is just beyond that point. Just some trivial information for your memory banks to store!

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Saturday, December 09, 2017

Bonsai!





A bonsai plant I potted in preparation for the Molokai Arts Center Plant and Pot Sale on Dec. 9th. Members are asked to take home empty pottery pots made specifically for this fundraiser and plant something in it to be sold at the sale. It just so happened that I had a 'volunteer' bonsai tree (yes, it really was a volunteer and I've no idea how old it is). I saw this little 2" pot and thought it would be perfect for this miniature tree. It's an Octopus tree and I know-you're wondering why it's called that when it only has 5 leaves! Well, the flowers are long stems that resemble octopus tentacles. Hence, the name.

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