Thursday, April 24, 2008

Even More Hawaii Pics!

Blogger was being a real poophead this morning about uploading pics, but I finally got these on here. I wish I had more examples of edibles growing wild, but I forgot to take a picture of the coffee trees and there were a few others that I just didn't have my camera for. Plus, I figured everyone knows what coconuts look like. lol Enjoy! This is where papayas come from. No, they aren't laid by giant papaya birds. I know that's what you were thinking. We ate three of these while in Hawaii. Not off this particular tree, but they did come from the local farmer's market. Most papaya trees are not this big - this one was ginormous, which is why I had to take a picture of it.

This is a banana tree (well, it's the flower actually.) You can see the baby bananas have just begun to form - they're the little green fingerlike things. It's actually very pretty.Here you can see how that flower develops and the now teenage bananas look much more like adults, ready to be picked. This particular tree was right by the side of the road. Bananas are all over the place! At first we didn't understand why they were so expensive in the grocery store (like $1.59 a pound) but then someone explained they cost that much because no one but tourists buy them. If you're local, apparently you've got all the bananas you can handle. Pretty much all the fruit and veg, actually.


  1. These are beautiful. thanks!

  2. I think I'm the only one who sees an obscene banana tree.

    I need to get my head out of the gutter, I know.

  3. Your picture are beautiful, Kristen. Maybe one day, I'll get to Hawaii.

  4. Pretty pics!

    PS Eva: I saw the obscene banana tree, too ;)