Friday, July 08, 2005

Red Plumeria

Red Plumeria
Originally uploaded by Uncle Mikey.
My wife bought a small green stick at the local Lowe's a couple of years ago and planted it in a huge clay pot. It's now seven feet tall and putting out gorgeous, fragrant red flowers. They remind me of my childhood, since my father was stationed in Hawaii for three years when I was between five and eight years old, which I remember very fondly. Interesting note: we lived at the military base at Schofield Barracks on Oahu, where my father, his sister and my paternal grandparents (grandpa was also an Army officer) were living on December 7, 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, Schofield Barracks, Wheeler AFB and other Hawaiian targets.

Picture by my wife Deirdre.

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