Hilo Daily Image
12 May 2016
The orange 'ohi'a has started to do its thing.
I hope it's not so fast that there's nothing between today's shot and the full opening.
Maybe I'll cut off an unopened one (there are many) and experiment with it. For example, what might I see if I slice into one of those buds (I'm sure they have a proper botanical name, but I don't know what it is)? The tendrils will be curled up in there, of course, but what will they look like at that stage?