The Boasting Plumeria
Photograph by Rob DeCamp
Photographer Rob DeCamp titled this picture “Plumeria Akena.” In the Hawaiian language “akena” means, “To boast, brag, admire, praise.” Although we’re not sure why Mr. DeCamp chose this name specifically, it is easy to understand its application to this stand-out flower.
Plumeria are a striking flower, both visually and olfactorily. Smelling strongest during morning and evening twilight hours, this bright and pungent blossom effectively attracts many pollinators.
As this plumeria stands alone on its branch, it boasts its presence to all who pass by.
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