On Tuesday, we were going to look for silversword plants. I said that I would be so happy to find a plant with flowers. We did - about 10 of them. I literally screamed when I saw them. These plants are only found in higher volcano elevations. We were at 9,000 feet.
They are on the endangered plant list for Hawaii. They live for about 40 years - blooming once. The leaves are mint, silver green. They look like someone sprayed them with a can of silver paint. Beautiful
I was talking to the ranger that helped me get my Jupiter picture - telling him how much kiddos loved the picture. He sent me three emails with picture slides to show my kids different parts of Hawaii. It was so nice of him