A Sonoran Carpenter Bee forages on purple bougainvillea flowers.
This week’s Sunday Stills Monthly Color Challenge is ‘Pink.’ See more responses here.
The top photo is an appropriately named Pinktail Triggerfish. Below, we have a Gold Dust Day Gecko cleaning the windows, a pink hibiscus fronting an orange tree, and an Hawaiian Stilt with an itch.
I saw this Milo (Thespesia populnea) flower during a walk on the South Kohala coast and liked the different views it afforded. Milo is a canoe plant, brought to Hawaii by Polynesian settlers. It’s similar to another canoe plant, Hau (Hibiscus tiliaceus), but Milo is more of a tree and has different shaped leaves, pointed as opposed to heart-shaped.
This bee was burrowing in to get what was on offer from a clover flower.
I don’t see a lot of sunflowers here, but when I do they still look great, especially against a blue sky
Beach Vitex (Vitex rotundifolia) is a shrub native to Hawaii along with much of the rest of the Pacific. In Hawaii, it’s known as Pohinahina amongst other names. It’s very tolerant of salt, heat and wind, and thrives in coastal areas.
An Ashy Grey Lady Beetle climbs the buds of a Plumeria tree.
I saw this colorful tableau at the entrance to Pu’uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park. Purple Bougainvillea, white and yellow Plumeria, green leaves, and blue sky. What’s not to like?