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Proteas on Maui, Hawaii

Protea on Maui Hawaii #1

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From the same general family as the Silver Oak tree, proteas are giant, solid, almost unnaturally beautiful flowers that originated in South Africa. Today, their unique appearance and robust character have made protea a popular gift flower. There are various Protea Farms on UpCountry Maui, like Maui’s Upcountry Protea Farm and Sunrise Protea Farm. By the way, I have one more Protea photo here, which I posted a while ago.

I took these photos back in December and wanted to share these for my Weekly Winners but didn’t get a chance then.  So I am doing it now – I hope that ok with Lotus.  For more Weekly Winner Photos, visit Sarcastic Mom Blog and click the links.

8 Responses to Proteas on Maui, Hawaii

  1. Tara R. January 10, 2010 at 4:43 am #

    Those flowers are amazing. Very unique.
    .-= Tara R.´s last blog ..Weekly Winners ~ dark and light =-.

  2. stacey@Havoc&Mayhem January 10, 2010 at 8:09 am #

    Those are beautiful!
    .-= stacey@Havoc&Mayhem´s last blog ..Weekly Winners =-.

  3. WackyMummy January 10, 2010 at 8:58 am #

    I’ve never seen those before. Absolutely beautiful!
    .-= WackyMummy´s last blog ..this morning =-.

  4. marlynn January 10, 2010 at 9:12 am #

    those are gorgeous!
    .-= marlynn´s last blog ..Catch-up & Ketchup =-.

  5. Denise January 10, 2010 at 9:48 am #

    WOW — beautiful and unique. They remind me a little bit of a Sunflower… only much prettier.
    .-= Denise´s last blog ..Weekly Winners (Jan. 3 – 9) =-.

  6. Lotus (Sarcastic Mom) January 10, 2010 at 11:15 am #

    So beautiful! Is there anything in Maui that is not? 🙂

    Thanks for the compliments on my new design – it truly does take work to make those changes. At least it’s exciting and fun.

  7. Chantelle @ Photo Mommy January 10, 2010 at 2:29 pm #

    Wow! So gorgeous!
    .-= Chantelle @ Photo Mommy´s last blog ..Weekly Winners ~ January 03 – 09 =-.

  8. Cortney @ Evan Has Landed January 10, 2010 at 2:54 pm #

    What beautiful flowers! Just another reason why I would love to visit Maui! Especially now in the frigid cold of winter :-)!
    .-= Cortney @ Evan Has Landed´s last blog ..Survey Sunday – Boot Camp January 10 =-.

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