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Old Jun 27, 2009, 11:59 AM   #1
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I'm going to suffer from shutter finger exhaustion before this vacation is done.....so many opportunities...and SO much color. Yesterday we visited the Dole pineapple plantation, still very much a working plantation




However, the highlight was the attached gardens







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Love all the tropical foliage Paul! The close-ups of the flowers (#,4,5 & 6) are A1. What do they call #6?
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Love all the tropical foliage Paul! The close-ups of the flowers (#,4,5 & 6) are A1. What do they call #6?
I have no idea. "I just sees all them purty colors and decides to take a pitcher..."

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paul,
do a search for Pineapple..
it was one of the biggest secrets of all time.. nobody could figure out they propagated.. it's a very good read. i have not done it but i saw documentary about on tele..
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I'm going to suffer from shutter finger exhaustion before this vacation is done.....so many opportunities...and SO much color. Yesterday we visited the Dole pineapple plantation, still very much a working plantation
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I'm trying Paul but...
... No, I just can't feel sorry for you!


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I was thinking the same thing, GW. Such beauty all around. Beautiful blue skies. Lovely flowers.

Nice job, Paul.

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Wonderful colours, it looks like your having a great holiday.

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What great colors! Looks like wonderful gardens, another spot I'd love to visit.

And I'm another one who just shoots flowers I think are pretty, not worrying about what they are.
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Hi Guys, correct me if I'm wrong but No 6 looks like a pink frangipanni. More common to see the white flower versions.
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Great colours and sharp photos Paul.

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Old Jun 28, 2009, 7:59 AM   #10
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Paul,

You are out and about where I grew up. Nice to see what you are posting.

The flower in question is a pink version of the "Plumeria".
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