Color Changing Cattelya Orchids


Hybrid Cattelya orchids frequently change colors, here from yellow to pink, as the outer petals age. These two flowers are on the same plant, but the top pictured yellow one (on the left below) just opened. So is this a pink or yellow orchid plant?  Pink, I would say.

Why pink? See this yellow bloom's color change in 30 hours:

Macadamias.



The southeast corner of the front lawn is growing macadamia nuts.  Strange thing it is.  They can't just be falling from the sky after a storm.  Can they?

Choke faux 'choke

The recent winter storms have caused some early, juvenile green 'ulu fruit fall from the ma'afala ulu tree. Maryruth cooks and pee...