Mystery Flower, Kalani's Garden
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In honor of Mother's Day, I would like to share this beautiful flower Kalani's wife showed me in his garden in Molokai.  They raise the most incredible exotic plants in the Halawa Valley and allow visitors to wander their grounds and explore all the varieties of tropical flowers that they ship around the world. She told me this particular one had never appeared before.  The rich color and smooth, velvety texture really spoke to me, along with the sensual lines of the petals as they folded in on themselves.  Their existence was a secret and observing them it almost felt as if they were protecting a secret deep inside, something very precious.  I hope you enjoy this little miracle of nature as much as I did.  Thank you mother earth for giving us such beauty to appreciate–it is what keeps me going.