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Old Jun 26, 2009, 12:23 PM   #1
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Default Walking Along a Country Road--Hawaii

Yesterday afternoon, we got caught for a couple of hours without a car, so I took off on foot along the country road on which my son lives. You don't have to walk far to find beautiful flowers in Hawaii.

I thought these were rather unique. I have no idea what they are.

I know this one...a ginger flower

Another "I have no idea"....but this three-foot wide plant featured a huge spike at the center. I think it's going to be another leaf, rather than a bloom.

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Old Jun 26, 2009, 12:33 PM   #2
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great reds.
looks like may be a predominate color
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Your third one is very cool looking - I have no idea what it is either. And your first one, the red hibiscus sure came out nicely, too.
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No mistaking it...you are definitely not in Kansas any more! I really like white Hibiscus as well as the unnamed last image!

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Very nice, lovely colours.


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Hi Paul!
I see you are enjoying your holiday (not a big surprise).
The flower in the third picture is a Heliconia pendula, common name Lobster Claw (wonder why). It's native to tropical America.
The hibiscus variety in your second picture is a Swan Lake, I've got it as a pot flower.
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Beautiful flowers, Paul.

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Old Jun 27, 2009, 11:46 AM   #8
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your like me, not got a clue what they are called, just happy shooting them lol
the first one is my favorite
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Thanks for sharing these beautiful images of such amazing and diverse plant life. Well captured too!
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