Monday, October 19, 2009

Orchid Tree

Orchid Tree
Bauhinia purpurea
(baw-HIN-ee-uh) (pur-PUR-ee-uh)
Synonyms: Butterfly Tree, Mountain Ebony, Geranium Tree

There are several specimens of this tree growing in the yard next door to the house we are staying at. It sure is a beautiful little tree and there seems to be a little fragrance coming from the flowers. After reading up on it there were several reports of being weak growing and unattractive out of flower. None of that matters right now, it looks beautiful!

Yesterday was the annual Maui Ukulele Festival and it was a lot of fun. I think I got a little too much sun. The music was great and there will probably be a few more pictures of the festival posted here later.

This probably the most famous ukulele player. Herb "Ohta-san" Ohta. He sounded fabulous. For more information.


Tabitha Blue said...

Beautiful flower, and sounds like a great Festival. Just a great place to live, wow!!!


Splendid Little Stars said...

That is beautiful! I wish I could hear the ukulele!