Sunday, January 18, 2009

Mixed Plate

From yesterday, a panorama of the Kona coast from south of Keauhou to north of Kailua:

A'ali'i seed pods, from 6000':

Weird fungus, from 5500':

Hiked between the two playoff games today. At midday, this stretch of trail, through a lava field, is nice and hot. It's like a walk and sauna in one:

Finally, roadside native plants. This alahe'e, the native member of the coffee family, is about 20' off Queen Kaahumanu Highway. Like many of our dryland plants, the alahe'e blooms after rainfall, not by season. It's a fragrant plant, too. Kudos to Kona Commons for planting alahe'e as part of its landscaping:

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