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Windward Coast of the Island of Hawaii

Trip Day Nine: Sunday, September 30, 2007

Umauma Falls and the World Botanical Gardens

Umauma Falls

These terraces no doubt represent lava flows
that occured during different eruptions of Mauna Kea volcano.
A Grove of Norfolk Island Pines

Graffiti on the leaves!
We've all seen trees who have fallen victim to graffiti artists carving on their trunks, but have you ever seen a bush with the same affliction on its leaves?

It doesn't seem to be harmed by these carvings, and the leaves undoubtedly fall when the evergreen plant molts once or twice a year.


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