Wednesday, November 4

Foster Botanical Gardens - Honolulu (or an excuse to post pictures)

We visited the Foster Botanical Gardens while in Honolulu - totally worth the short cab from the hotel. I have no idea what most of these plants are (other than pretty) and frankly I'm too lazy to work it out. This post is just an excuse to post lots of photos.

(Remember that, as always, you can click on any of the pics to see the big version)

A tiny bit smaller than coconuts but waaay more plentiful, I was pretty nervous of standing anywhere near this tree!

See, not just one or two cannonballs but enough to scone you several times over!

And wicked thorns to boot (this is still the cannonball tree) but I did risk getting close because the flowers were so pretty... Ahh, tricksy!

See!! Look at that flower. It looks as thought it could just eat you up... wait... aaaghh!

Jo and Roo at the gardens

Some kind of large, toothy palm

Jac messing with the camera

Still messing with the camera...

Nuts! Big as grapefruit!

Jo by one of the trees she's had photos taken with at 3 and 14 years old

Giant squid monster tree?

Looks like fireworks to me

This one reminded me of a cylon resurrection ship... clearly due for that holiday!

We'll eat you up we love you so!

This tree rebelled by flowering from its trunk

A lunch fit for for a lizard

A huge and glorious painted gum

Munch crunch lunched

Josie, Roo and the Bears - proof that we all survived unsconed

7 comments:

Bee the Comics Widow said...

I love the photo of Jo and Roo! The flowers are so lovely too. I can see the Cylon ship as well... BSG rox. Maybe there's a Sharon (or 50) in there somewhere too!

Mothersupex said...

Wow that coconut tree, and Dad, would have some fun together, I wish as my supply is dwindling.
I noticed the little Roo was dressed in green, for the Botanical Gardens. Guess he didn't want to look too obvious :o)
Josie looked wonderful, near her tree. Another photo to put in the collection and compare with past years.
Fantastic photo's of the flowers and also wildlife (the lizard), you have done an excellent job again.
Thanks for allowing us to visit with you all.

Vikki said...

Gorgeous photos! They are warming me up on this cold Minnesota day.

Penny said...

The super talented Jac at it again. Your photography is wonderful, you're such a clever one.

Hmm looks like a lovely place for a holiday... might have to leave the brochures lying around to give a certain bloke a few hints!


xxxx
Pen

CousinKel said...

Gee Jac that new camera is awesome...as is the photographer behind it! Posts bought back memories - ABC stores and Ala Moana Food Court - I hear ya sister!

CousinKel said...

Gee Jac that new camera is awesome...as is the photographer behind it! Posts bought back memories - ABC stores and Ala Moana Food Court - I hear ya sister!

Anonymous said...

Love the pic of Roo in his carrier strapped to Uncle Alastair's chest!
The photos are ace!
Anri x