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A gorgeous Frangipana plant I saw at Makena Beach, Maui, Hawaii. As I was photographing the flowers on the bush, a lady walked up and started picking up the fallen flowers off the ground to take with her. Looked like a very easy harvest to me. These are easily made into leis with just a simple string or nylon fishing line.
The Plumerea or Frangipani plant is a small genus of 7-8 species native to tropical and subtropical Americas. The genus consists of mainly deciduous shrubs and trees. P. rubra (Common Frangipani, Red Frangipani), native to Mexico, Central America, and Venezuela, produces flowers ranging from yellow to pink depending on form or cultivar. From Mexico and Central America, Plumeria has spread to all tropical areas of the world, especially Hawaii, where it grows so abundantly that many people think that it is indigenous to that island system.

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Cameras and photography captured my interest years ago as a child with my little Brownie. The cameras have changed over the years until the Digital age when I got really serious about photography. Not only has my work improved, but it has opened many doors to meeting wonderful people along the way. New friendships and learning new skills… I am hopeful that some of my best work is yet to come.

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  • MarianaEwa
    MarianaEwaalmost 6 years ago

    Lovely shot of these beautiful flowers.

  • Thank you, Mariana.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Teresa Zieba
    Teresa Ziebaalmost 6 years ago

    Frangipani is also known as plumeria. The variety on Maui is unbelievable. Beautiful shot Marjorie.

  • Thank you so much for enlightening me on the spelling of this flower. Sometimes when we say something just in our heads, we get it all wrong. LOL!

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Clark Thompson
    Clark Thompsonalmost 6 years ago

    Lovely photograph Marjie. When I lived in Aiea Heights, we had four plumeria trees in our backyard. When they were in blossom, someone was constantly at our front door asking to pick them. Hula halau’s will go through hundreds of these flowers preparing their costumes, haku’s, and leis.

  • Oooh, thank you Clark for sharing that story. It is hard to imagine having a tree of these gorgeous flowers blooming by the hundreds and people always knocking on your door to pick them. I think they are the most exquisite of flowers and hope to return to the islands one day soon.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Rachel Stickney
    Rachel Stickneyalmost 6 years ago

    Very lovely capture, Marjie! I love these flowers so much. They will always remind me of my trips to Hawaii.

  • Thank you so much, Rachel. I feel exactly the same way and whenever I look at my photos of them, I feel a kind of longing to be there again.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Sensiworld
    Sensiworldalmost 6 years ago

    Lovely shot !

  • Thank you, Sylvia

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...almost 6 years ago

    fantastic capture

  • Thank you, Kathy. I appreciate your comment.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaalmost 6 years ago


  • Thank you so much, Scott.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Carol Barona
    Carol Baronaalmost 6 years ago

    My favorite Flower! Beautiful!

  • Thank you so much, Carol.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Barbara Anderson
    Barbara Andersonalmost 6 years ago


  • Thank you so much, Barbara.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • rodsfotos
    rodsfotosalmost 6 years ago

    They are so beautiful Marjie and most interesting accompanying description of them included as well, it was also interesting to read Clark’s comment on the one’s he had in hid yard and how he was constantly being asked if they could pick them, beautifully captured,
    Regards, Rod.

  • Thank you so much, Rod. It is so amazing to me when I go to Hawaii and see flowers blooming in such profusion. I have visited in Jan, Feb, Mar, May and November and it makes no difference the month. There is always flowers blooming everywhere, even in the deep forests. It is like endless summer and just so beautiful.

    – Marjorie Wallace

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