Sunday, September 21, 2008

Dragons Coming Soon

In the far south desert of Makena along a stone wall grows a huge cactus hedge called Panini O Kapunahou. It grew from a cutting brought from Oahu's Punahou school. Shortly after a heavy rain (which isn't often) and deep in the night, the entire wall erupts with huge foot-long flowers. They shrivel in the hot light of day and aren't seen again until the next major downpour. Unless you are an early riser (like me) you will probably never see one of these magnificent flowers.

I will be keeping a close eye on these plants because in 30 - 50 days they will supposedly bear Dragon Fruit and I am really looking forward to finally sampling one.

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