Right Steps & Poui Trees


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Potoo In A Pink Poui: Weekly Photo Challenge – Unlikely

“Maybe you can’t predict it, but you can still take a photo of it.”

I slowed down when we approached the pink poui in bloom. She is a beauty. As we drove past, Elizabeth asked what the big bird in the tree was.P1290835 “What bird?” I asked. “Or is it a piece of stick?” she said.P1290812 I reversed the car so we could get a better look. It was a Northern potoo, on its daytime perch. (And just to note that it’s not a patoo or owl, but a potoo.) I will always remember that day as the day we saw the potoo in the pink poui.P1290819 (2)
Weekly Photo Challenge – Unlikely

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Pink Poui Tree: Weekly Photo Challenge – Prolific

“This week, show us your interpretation of prolific.”

It is still poui season and a poui tree in bloom is certainly prolific! Last week I shared photos of a yellow poui tree. This week it is the turn of a pink poui tree. (I declare my bias in favour of yellow poui trees, but I would never say this out loud in the hearing of any poui tree!)

Masses of blossoms on the tree…IMG_20180419_155456_resized_20180419_045007084

…and on the ground….IMG_20180419_161100_resized_20180419_060435850

Beautiful, even when fallen…IMG_20180419_160950_resized_20180419_060307106

Weekly Photo Challenge – Prolific


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Bare Poui: Weekly Photo Challenge – Awakening

“This week, show us renewal.”

At first glance, this may not look like an image of renewal…P1290582

…a poui tree, bare, after the blossoms have fallen.IMG_20180412_080737_resized_20180412_014521246

But it is a time of regeneration and renewal, preparation for the next poui season…IMG_20180331_074422_resized_20180412_011616801

…when the tree again produces masses of yellow sunlight flowers! Awakening!IMG_20180331_074452_resized_20180412_011833440

Weekly Photo Challenge – Awakening


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Poui Blossoms: Weekly Photo Challenge – Evanescent

“This challenge is wide open. Evanescent can be any fleeting moment in time.

ev·a·nes·cent [evəˈnes(ə)nt]
adjective

  1. Soon passing out of sight, memory, or existence; quickly fading or disappearing.”

If I could choose a personal totem, it would be the yellow poui tree. Have I said this before? When it isn’t in bloom, it isn’t a particularly noticeable tree. But in poui season, for a few days, the tree erupts into a mass of bright yellow blossoms!poui tree 2Blossoms…like sunlight captured by the tree!P1120028Then they fall…and are gone….Poui blossoms on ground

Quickly fading or disappearing. But magnificent for the short time they are here!

Weekly Photo Challenge – Evanescent


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Beautiful Sight: Weekly Photo Challenge – The Road Taken

‘For this week’s challenge, show us something that surprised you on “the road taken.”…This challenge is wide open — show us the excitement, surprise, wonder, or amazement of your “road taken.”’

Sometimes the road taken is rough…P1100501…but what you discover there is worth it!P1100509Pink and white bougainvillea blossoms entangled with a poui tree! Glorious!P1100519

Weekly Photo Challenge – The Road Taken