Friday Flowers: Return to the past

A couple of years ago I posted this story and as it has such vibrant tropical flowers I thought I’d share it again.DSC_0064

Back in 2012 I planned to upload 365 photos over the year, with each image as a stand-alone “event”. In the end I posted on 173 days, but uploaded 466 photos, and couldn’t resist adding commentary to most. DSC_0033

This post included some of the photos we took on our 2012 trip back to Papua New Guinea when we mainly visited Alotau and Samarai. We wondered how many of these magnificent hibiscus were descendants of my mother-in-law’s 1960s hibiscus collection, some sourced from as far away as Hawaii.

Red Hibiscus at Samarai
Red Hibiscus at Samarai

And to place them in context, this is the view from the house the family lived in on Samarai. Sadly the house is no more. If you want to read more about our experiences on this sentimental return voyage, you can read them on this link to my other blog, Family History Across the Seas.

81 In front of Cass place

I hope these gorgeous flowers have brought sunshine and happiness to your day.


3 thoughts on “Friday Flowers: Return to the past

  1. It was a wonderful return trip, which I would not have done without Pauleen stirring me along. I am sure the White hibiscus were Mum’s, as there weren’t any others one the island. And having we our front garden end at the Seawall was just marvellous

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