Hawaiian Sunset

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Stictocardia Beraviensis

A flowering vine has to be a knockout if it is growing by the ponds containing water lilies at a botanical garden. When I walked up the small hill to the upper ponds I didn’t even notice these flowers. It was only after I sat for a while on the cement ledge containing the soil from which it grew, oblivious to what hung above me while that I took photographs of water lilies and the glass sculptures rising out of the center of the pond, did I turn around and see this beautiful Hawaiian sunset in a flower. What a perfect name!

After the buds fall off, they add color to the lily pond. Although it appears to me that the lotus blossom isn’t going to be upstaged.

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