PONOGRAMS

 

Ponograms:

1-24  The First Twenty-Four
25-48  The Second Twenty-Four
49-72  The Third Twenty-Four
73-96  The Fourth Twenty-Four
97-120  The Fifth Twenty-Four
121-on  The Sixth Set


121  TV Shows That Never Were - 3
122  Genealogy Kicks - 2
123  TV Shows That Never Were - 4
124  From Land to Lindbergh
125  Pono In Dreamland - I
126  Pono In Dreamland - II
127  Licensed to Drive
128  TV Shows That Never Were - 5
129  Colon Cancer Surgery
130  CC Reattachment
131  CC Chemotherapy
132  CC Personal Review
133  A Trip to Maine - 1
134  A Trip to Maine - 2
135  TV Shows That Never Were - 6
136  Lucky I Live South Maui
137  The Rest of South Maui
138  The Family Birdman
139  My Plumeria Tree
140  TV Shows That Never Were - 7
141  Pono Slept Here - I
142  Pono Slept Here - II
143  TV Shows That Never Were - 8
144  Collecting Postal Strips
145  TBD

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MY PLUMERIA TREE

INTRODUCTION

 

The view from my patio includes a plumeria tree that varies with time and probably its own cycles.  It is usually the first living thing I see in the morning and I have grown close to it over the more than a decade I’ve been in this condo.  On certain days I’ve felt compelled to take a few photos to illustrate the changing appearance and here is a sampling.

 

 

When I first moved in 

 

Probably when I first moved in

 

 

Low point of flowering 

 

Low point of flowering

 

 

Going into dormancy 

 

Going into dormancy

 

 

Gardener determined pruning 

 

Gardener determined pruning

 

 

Regrowth well under way 

 

Regrowth well under way

 

 

First flower in the new cycle 

 

First flower in the new cycle

 

 

Nearing full flower in new cycle 

 

Nearing full flower

 

 

Glorious 

 

Glorious

 

 

Rain during Hurricane Flossie

 

Rain during Hurricane Flossie

 

 

Sometimes we get serious rainfall 

 

Sometimes we get serious rainfall

 

 

Artistic 

 

The plumeria near my car is artistic…

 

 Creative

 

….and creative

 
 

AFTERWORD

Plumeria in Hawaiian is melia with the flower being pua melia.  The flower is often used to make leis worn about the neck or in the hair.  Singly the flower may be displayed behind the ear, but be careful – right ear indicates availability while left ear indicates one is taken!  (Ummm - Or is that vice versa?)

However you refer to it or use its product, the plumeria is a sturdy, beautiful, ubiquitous part of the irrigated landscape of Hawaii and the pictured one is my friend.