A Hawaiian Botanical Garden

I’m fond of Botanical Gardens and have visited them here in places like Tacoma, Seattle, San Francisco and Denver, but visiting the small botanical garden in Hawaii seemed like a whole different adventure.

When orchids

grow outside, in the open, you know you’re no longer in your Mom’s garden.

Even having eaten bananas for 75 years, it came as a bit of a shock when I actually saw them hanging from a branch.

This tree/shrub was just plain un-believeable,

as startling as this garden within a garden.