On my recent trip to Maui, I stopped off at Ali’i Kula Lavender farm for a tour. After learning about the process of growing and harvesting lavender as well as the many varieties of lavender that are grown on the grounds, I also learned about different plants on the farm. If you go, you’ll see fruit and olive trees, flowers of all kinds, even a few spaces for corn and kale. What a special place! Waiting for the tour, I noticed these little succulents that were growing in a cluster on the side of a little hill. I’ve always loved succulents for their pretty patterns. Living in Hawaiʻi my entire life, I have never seen a protea that was still growing. Most of the time, I see these flowers in arrangements or being sold at farmers’ markets. Seeing one in “real life” made me appreciate every detail of the protea’s beauty. Nature is truly, an amazing artist. Details
Photo of Red Hawaiian Ginger taken after morning rain shower – iPhone 4 This week’s iphoneography challenge is Macro, and is hosted by Sally of Lens and Pen By Sally. I chose the Red Hawaiian Ginger blossom as my subject. A symbol of passion, strength and prosperity, these exotic beauties are sure to brighten any rainy day. You can view links to other participants’ entries on Sally’s blog at: http://lensandpensbysally.wordpress.com.