Rampant tropical plants

Tropical foliage at Lily Lake

Tropical FoliageI live in a pretty green area of the Big Island, but I always enjoy a visit to the much wetter east side. The extra rain allows the tropical foliage to run amok. Trees and shrubs compete for space and light, and vines run everywhere – along the ground and up tree trunks. It’s a riot of many shades of green and leaves of every size, from tiny ground covers to giant bananas to the distinctive leaves of a monstera deliciosa surrounding its flower (below).

Posted in response to this week’s Sunday Stills challenge on the theme of ‘Plant Life.’ See more responses here.

Monstera Deliciosa flower

20 thoughts on “Rampant tropical plants

      1. NorCal Zen

        They are wonderful! Yesterday I was working in my garden and I admired the twisted way my squash grows. I have tried to capture it many times, but it doesn’t look as fantastic as in real life. I know it’s tricky to get it right. You did an awesome job!

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        1. Graham Post author

          Thanks. Like you, I’ve a few subjects that I’ve tried and failed to photograph the way I wanted. I try to take solace in the fact that I have at least seen and appreciated those subjects.

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  1. Terri Webster Schrandt

    I loved the Hilo area, Graham. Everything was so green it almost hurt my eyes to look at it all! Thanks for linking up with Sunday Stills! I appreciate your comment earlier about planning for the challenges–I’m a planner too and I think this helps bloggers over all!

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    1. Graham Post author

      The east side of the island is a visual feast. I’m hoping to go to the tropical gardens over there tomorrow and will probably take way too many photos again if I do. One thing I like about this challenge is knowing the topics for the month ahead of time. It makes it easier for me to plan my posts.

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        1. Graham Post author

          You should (though I hate using ‘should’). I like challenges because it helps me decide what to post especially since I put something up every day. And you should never concern yourself that I might take too few photos. It’s one of the benefits of digital photography, and one of its curses, too. I’d probably be a better photographer if I focused (ha ha) on quality over quantity.

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            1. Graham Post author

              Well, I did go to the gardens and I did take a lot of photos, though not as many as usual as the gardens were a little less showy than when I was last there, possibly just the time of year. Now I have to go through them all!

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