Actually, This Was Attempt One

So, turns out I lied and the previous smorgasbord of photos was attempt two. This was attempt one in which I fell for the first time hiking in years and almost broke my camera, the most disappointing of the hikes, in terms of photo quality at least.

Not pictured because they didn’t turn out, the massive banyan we climbed just above the spring that made a small brook or te tree with branches more convoluted than a teenager’s game of twister.
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So here is another beautiful ginger that I all but ruined with poor focus. I attribute it to the steady drizzle.
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The Hike That Was Three

Went for a brief visit home to Hawaii determined to do a hike every day. I was sort of successful: I tried the exact same hike all three days I was there and finally found it on the last day, moments before I had to scoot off to the airport. The hike wasn’t difficult in the slightest, just thankfully obscure. This is attempt one:

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These Haleconia were really such a wasted opportunity. So much potential wasted in poor focus choice.
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The house is for sale, if you’re interested.
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These next two are fresh water springs; which I’ve always wanted to see in Hawaii and somehow have never found. In all honesty, never looked very hard.
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Things to Know

Answers to a few of the deep questions I pondered while backpacking courtesy of Peace Bomb Polly who actually bothered to look them up.

Origin of the Word Butterfly:

1. Witches would turn into winged creatures at night and land in kitchens to steal milk and butter (from German Milchdieb: milkthief)
2. Deriving from their often yellow, butter-like color.

Are Grasshoppers Predatory?

Nope, plants only.

Why Can’t Humans See in the Dark:

Cones: color sensitivity.
Rods: light sensitivity.
Humans have more cones than rods. If cones were replaced by rods, we’d be able to see in the dark better but have less sensitivity to color.

I still think this is bogus. Lack of night vision=evolution failing. Common. We should have more rods and more cones. Or just that reflective layer in the back of our eyes like felines.

Are Crows Migratory?

Some: when minimum January temperatures reach 0 C. Or they may move a few miles to join communal roosts (roost of >720,000 birds have been reported).

How Do You Pronounce Raconteurs?

rack on tours.

What Are the Health Benefits of Sulfur?

Improves skin quality, relieves inflammation, aid collagen growth, improve digestion, protect against toxins & antimicrobial activity.

Where Do Bees Go In the Winter?

Honey Bees form a winter cluster around the queen in the hive whenever the temperature is below 50 F to keep the queen at 80 F.
Carpenter Bees: Hibernate in their nest tunnels.
Bluebanded Bees lay eggs then die.