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Eia Au La E Ke Aloha Blue Plumbago

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Maui, Ha - United States

. . . . . ╰⊰✿ . .☆ ☆. Featured: :: B L U E :: .☆ ☆. . ✿⊱╮ . . . . .

Springfield, MA - United States

Gorgeous image, Sharon! Love very much (but not quite) like our phlox of northern climes. I often 'see' in square format - love it!

Sharon Mau replied:

. ╰⊰✿ . thank you so much Michael . here on Maui they grow like large shrubs creating lovely floral privacy screens . ✿⊱╮ . .

Selah, Wa - United States

Great depth control

Sharon Mau replied:

. thank you Mike :)

Taunusstein - Germany

The blue is so soft....beautiful work Sharon!

Sharon Mau replied:

. thank you Iris :)

Tibberton, Sh - United Kingdom

This shot is really standing out - marvellous colours and spot on DOF.

Sharon Mau replied:

. thank you Bakhtiar :)

Boise, ID - United States

Great macro!

Sharon Mau replied:

. thank you for your kind comment Sandi :)

Caribou, ME - United States

Love the color and the texture - I makes me want to go paint something floral...

Sharon Mau replied:

. delighted you enjoy it Linda . it is such a beautiful soft shade of blue . . thank you :)

Chadron, NE - United States

Love these soft blue flowers!! Great work, Saron!

Sharon Mau replied:

. thank you Terril :))

Brookline, MA - United States

Incredible beautiful Sharon ... love the rich blue!

Sharon Mau replied:

. . thank you so much Juergen . I am delighted you enjoy it . it is one of my personal favourites ♥

Hellertown, PA - United States

Wonderfully soft and splendid blue, Exceptional :)

Sharon Mau replied:

. Aloha Dave . thank you ♥

Ottawa, ON - Canada

This is such a tender and beautiful flower..

Sharon Mau replied:

.. thank you so much Nina :)

Maui, Ha - United States

Aloha everyone .. thank you so much for your kind comments :))

Selah, WA - United States

Another beauty

Santa Rosa, CA - United States

So soft and beautiful

Brookeville, MD - United States

such lovely and delicate shades, Sharon!!! Beautiful!!!

Maui, Ha - United States

.. thank you so much everyone . I am happy you enjoy it ;)

Nashville, TN - United States

reminds me of spring!

Spokane Valley, WA - United States

Beautiful blue colors, a wonderful image!

Sharon Mau replied:

. thank you so much Beve :)

Denton, TX - United States

Hi Sharon, What a pretty flower and I love the color of it. Ruth

Sharon Mau replied:

. thank you Ruth :)

Livonia, Mi - United States

So very lovely... a beautiful blue!

Sharon Mau replied:

.. thank you so much Ann :))

Colorado Springs, CO - United States

Beautiful Shot!!

Sharon Mau replied:

Thank you so much Ernie :))

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Opening bell
echoes from the canyon walls --
raindrops on the river.

The sounds of rocks bouncing off rocks;
the shadows of trees traced on trees.

I sit, still.
The canyon river chants,
moving mountains.

The sermon spun on the still point:
dropping off eternity, picking up time;
letting go of self, awakened to Mind.

- Michael P. Garofalo, Above the Fog


Plumbago is a genus of 10-20 species of flowering plants in the family Plumbaginaceae, native to warm temperate to tropical regions of the world.
Common names include plumbago and leadwort (names which are also shared by the genus Ceratostigma).
The generic name, derived from the Latin words plumbum (lead) and agere (to resemble), was first used by Pliny the Elder (23-79) for a plant known as μολυβδαινα (molybdaina) to Pedanius Dioscorides (ca. 40-90).
This may have referred to its lead-blue flower colour (OED), the ability of the sap to create lead-coloured stains on skin, or Pliny's belief that the plant was a cure for lead poisoning
The species include herbaceous plants and shrubs growing to 0.52 m (1.66.6 ft) tall.
The leaves are spirally arranged, simple, entire, 0.512 cm (0.204.7 in) long, with a tapered base and often with a hairy margin.
The flowers are white, blue, purple, red, or pink, with a tubular corolla with five petal-like lobes; they are produced in racemes.
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Plumbaginaceae
Subfamily: Plumbaginoideae
Genus: Plumbago
Information Source: Wikipedia

The flower calyx has glandular trichomes (hairs), which secrete a sticky mucilage that is capable of trapping and killing insects; it is unclear what the purpose of these trichomes is; protection from pollination by way of "crawlers" (ants and other insects that typically do not transfer pollen between individual plants), or possible protocarnivory

Eia Au La e ke Aloha - Blue Plumbago
Eia au la e ke aloha - Here I am oh love
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