Now that we are back home after a marvelous vacation, I keep remembering the flowers. Mind you, here in NOCA we are pretty blessed with flowers - we have no grounds for complaints in a place that has roses in January!
But Hawaii's flowers are different. Brighter. Bigger. More fragrant. More flagrant. They are sexy and they are absolutely everywhere - decorating the tops of the tallest trees with flame-orange, in the medians at shopping centers, casually tucked behind ears.
Some, like this hibiscus, bloom for a single day, then fade. Others last for several days, perfuming the air as I drive by. When I remember this vacation, my memories will be filled with flowers.