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Pictures are all taken during the course of my activities such as paddling, surfing, hiking, mountain biking, snorkeling, kayaking, stand-up paddling, rock climbing, archery, skeet shooting, and soon diving - due to my schedule, some postings are done in advanced and posted automatically by blogger on the dates specified. If you have any suggestions, comments, etc for photos you would like me to take, do not hesitate to let me know - enjoy and thanks for stoppin by - Live, Love, Laugh and share the ALOHA!

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Royal Poinciana

The Royal Poinciana, Delonix regia (family Fabaceae), is a tropical or subtropical flowering plant. It is also known by the names Gulmohar, Flamboyant Tree, Peacock Flower, Flame of the Forest, and Flame Tree. (Since this last name is also used for a number of other unrelated trees, its use is not recommended.) (source)

I wish that I could think of a good song to go with this photo, like Kala did yesterday, but I guess I'll just have to leave you today with this short, sweet overly used poem, often sighted by grade schoolers ...

Roses are red. (in our case ... poincianas)
Violets are blue.
Sugar is sweet,
and so are you!

Silly poems from childhood are great ...


Blogger No. 78 said...

Your photos and comments are beautiful. The colour and the textures are a wonderful blend.

Wednesday, August 9, 2006 at 8:39:00 PM HST  
Blogger Kala said...

I agree - silly childhood poems are really great - here is another one I used to use a lot too:

Sticks and stones
may break my bones,
but words can't hurt me
Now, give me your lunch money

Isn't that such a beautiful haiku? OK, maybe not a haiku but nice flower!!!

Wednesday, August 9, 2006 at 9:08:00 PM HST  
Blogger ~tanty~ said...

Wow, what a beautiful flowers Dana! I like your silly childhood poem Kala :)

Wednesday, August 9, 2006 at 9:17:00 PM HST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a vibrant shade of red! I can see why they call this the "Flame of the Forest." I remember writing that poem (not Kala's!) as a kid on Mother's/Father's Day cards when I couldn't think of anything else to write.

Wednesday, August 9, 2006 at 9:26:00 PM HST  
Anonymous Céline said...

Oh oh! Flamboyant indeed! Your poem is cute Dana (Kala's one is freaking!) and related with so sweet memories! I didn't imagine Kala as a petty criminal! ;-) You're scary! :) First everyone thinks is a girl, and now everyone will see him as an ex-juvenile delinquent!!! He's acquiring a bad reputation! :)

Wednesday, August 9, 2006 at 10:13:00 PM HST  
Blogger Kala said...

Celine ur too funny - ok let me change that - hopefully this will be better:

Sticks and stones
may break my bones,
but words can't hurt me
Celine, give me your lunch money =P

Here is the orgin of this phrase:

"This children's taunt was first listed in 'Folk Phrases of Four Counties' (1894) by G.F. Northall and is first attested in the United States in 'Miss Lindsey' (1936) by S.G. Gibbons. The proverb is found in varying forms: Sticks and stones may break my bones, but hard words cannot hurt me; Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can never hurt me; Sticks and stones will break my bones, but lies will never hurt me." From "Random House Dictionary of Popular Proverbs and Sayings" (1996) by Gregory Y. Titelman (Random House, New York, 1996)."

"Morris Dictionary of Word and Phrase Origins" by William and Mary Morris (HarperCollins, New York, 1977, 1988) also says that "Folk Phrases" is the first use of the phrase they could find.

Source: http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/6/messages/137.html

Wednesday, August 9, 2006 at 10:26:00 PM HST  
Anonymous Céline said...

You'll have to kill me first!!! :-) Celine is like Joey... she doesn't share food!!! :) Ha ha!

Wednesday, August 9, 2006 at 10:50:00 PM HST  
Blogger Kala said...

heyyyyyyy they have that show called "Friends" in France??? What da heck? I imagine u must be referrring to that =P

Good come back and for that you get my lunch money as reward - all $11 dollars of it ;)

semd me ur address

Wednesday, August 9, 2006 at 10:54:00 PM HST  
Anonymous Céline said...

Yep! Of course we have and my little bro' and me are fans! We watch it and love it in english! I'm glad you noticed!

I'm sending you my address (strange... i was quite sure you already had it from a previous mail...)

(that must be a good lunch for $11!)

Thursday, August 10, 2006 at 3:58:00 AM HST  
Blogger Stinkypaw said...

Beautiful flowers! Are they fragrant too? You can almost feel the heat of the sun on that shot!

Thursday, August 10, 2006 at 3:59:00 AM HST  
Blogger Kala said...

actually you do not need to send it, I just found it - amazing what scrolling down can do
*as light bulb lights up in head* hehe

I can assure you, for $11, you can get some realllllly kewllll stuff hehe

Thursday, August 10, 2006 at 4:06:00 AM HST  
Blogger kaa said...

My first visit here to this blog.. All the photos are very scenic and colourful. I like the one posted on Aug 6 the the best.. on top of the world.. would love to be there..

Thursday, August 10, 2006 at 4:34:00 AM HST  
Anonymous Susan said...

Love the flowers. It's funny how they can have so many names.

How come you get so much lunch money? I'm stuck with PB&J!!!

Thursday, August 10, 2006 at 7:01:00 AM HST  
Blogger danafaye said...

Everytime Kala recites his poem ... his lunch money grows. lol (That's why he has so much.)

Thursday, August 10, 2006 at 7:30:00 AM HST  
Blogger Annie said...

This photo stopped me in my tracks. What magnificent flowers! I could look at that all day.

Here's another take on the children's poem you posted>

Roses are blue.
Violets are red.
If you agree,
You've got rocks in your head

Thursday, August 10, 2006 at 9:34:00 AM HST  
Blogger Kala said...

ok, so here is another kewt children's poem, provided courtesy of a friend...

I'm rubber
your glue
whatever you say
bounces off of me
and sticks to you

Thursday, August 10, 2006 at 2:18:00 PM HST  
Blogger Dr@ma Div@ said...

Your site is Nice and Super Cool!. Definitely, I will return in the near future.

Thursday, August 10, 2006 at 2:54:00 PM HST  
Blogger Nancee said...

What a spectacular sight!!

Thursday, August 10, 2006 at 4:59:00 PM HST  
Blogger Kate said...

Exquisite! What more can one say?!

Thursday, August 10, 2006 at 6:08:00 PM HST  
Blogger Ame said...

Great shot Dana...and so close and crisp and clear....mine never seem to come out like this...maybe I need glasses to make sure I'm holding the darn thing perfectly still....that or invest in a tripod....sigh~

I was amazed to learn (from our Pearl Harbor bus driver) that about 85% of the vegetation on the island isn' native...wow! That's a lot of bird travel! ;-)

Oh, and happy belated BD! How many candles did you have to blow out?

Thursday, August 10, 2006 at 6:28:00 PM HST  
Blogger Jazzy said...


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