BASICS


BASICS: "Hummingbirds.....where is the person, I ask, who, on observing this glittering fragment of the rainbow, would not pause, admire, and turn his mind with reverence..." (J. J. Audubon).
This is a blog about my summer life at the Baiting Hollow Hummingbird Sanctuary, at my winter garden, Calypso, in the Bahamas, and aspects of life in general.
This private sanctuary is ONLY open certain, very limited, dates/times, starting july 20, and ending sept 15, and ONLY by specific private appointment, at particular, available "slot" times posted at this blog. No visits of any type without a confirmed appointment (paul.adams%stonybrook.edu)

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Queen Emma Lily


This wonderfully fragrant flower, Crinum augustum, was a favorite of the last queen of Hawaii, just prior to US annexation. At the end of this clip I zoom out to show its location, under a vast seagrape tree from which hangs a rocking chair, just outside the back door of our house, "Woodstar". You can also see a native buccaneer palm (Pseudophenix sargentii, with a bromeliad clinging to its trunk, and behind it the swordlike upright leaves of "mother in law's tongue" (Sansievieria)

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