Windward Coast of the Island of Hawaii
Trip Day Nine: Sunday, September 30, 2007
Umauma Falls and the World Botanical Gardens
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.
Click any image above for the next page.