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paul & matt visit dean in hawaii

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paulgila

first of all i'd like to thank dean for opening his home & sharing the beauty of the big island.dean is a blast to hang out with.laid back,great sense of humor,has cool palms,& loves good food!i felt like we had already been friends for a long time on the 1st day.this was truly a trip i'll never forget for SO many reasons.

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paulgila

to make things easier for everyone matt & i will both post our pix on this thread.we'll try & keep it as "chronological"

as possible.i don't think its gonna be another "12-pager"

but i took ALLOTTA pix!

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matt is excited about being on a plane with me for 5 1/2 hours.who wouldn't be?

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plane pix are a must.

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matt loves to fly.

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what san diego looks like from inside the plane.on the runway.taxiing.when yer going to hawaii.you get the idea.

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paulgila

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we're flying at an angle!!!!ahhhhhh!!!!!

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sorry all you "flat-earthers",it really IS round.

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dorito's OD.it happens more often than you'd think & its not pretty.

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all runways look strikingly similiar.black & flat with the occasional airplane.this one's no exception.

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paulgila

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transfer in maui.

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"whats the number for 9-1-1?"

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"look at this cool parking lot!"

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"yeah."

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paulgila

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already palmspotting.its easy when they sit still like this one.this d.lutescens had a lovely,pale yellow coloration in the petioles.

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1st pritchardia.being above them is cool.

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this was just before we almost missed the plane.

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pritchardia rocks!these were in the kona terminal.

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paulgila

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"look at the washingtonia i found!"

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is it possible to take TOO many pix of pritchardia?

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seemingly not.

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i'm no geologist but those could very well be lava rocks.

i think this pic is looking in the general direction of deans place up there in the clouds.oh,wait,that was an old "star trek" episode.

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paulgila

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dean's a good driver.just ask anyone.

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1st order of business:run around deans garden like maniacs & take pictures of anything remotely palm-like.

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clumping dypsis.

ok,some beer was involved.

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neoveitchia storckii,yeah?don't ask me to spell it again.

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Scott

Paul - This is amazing stuff you got here - love those pritchardias! Is the first a Thurstonii?

How cool for you and Matt to go! must have been a total blast! I can't wait to see more!

Oh yeah... would you please spell neoveitchia storkii again?

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paulgila

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striking colors on this pinanga.

hey,i gotta have SOME serious captions.

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salacca magnifica.

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don't get all worked up,thats only diet soda!

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paulgila

scott nice to hear from you!

i vaguely remember matt saying the same thing about that pritchardia.

no,i will never spell "neoveitchia storkii" again.D'OH!!!

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osideterry

This is a killer thread developing. I look forward to checking back in tomorrow after you've loaded more images and I won't have to wait.

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Scott

Paul's so modest - this thread is going to bust the Bali Thread - way!!!! :D

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paulgila

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allagoptera arenaria,if memory serves.

don't look at that weed!!!!

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one of the most amazing palms in dean's garden & i'll probably get it wrong:dictyocaryum lamarckianum?

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paulgila

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full frontal palm nudity.

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overhead view,especially for short people.

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clinostigma sp.trunk.

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bgl

Have to agree with Terry - can't wait till tomorrow to find out what's going to happen next!! Great pictures and great commentary! And I live here on the island and I'm STILL enjoying this immensely!! :D

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paulgila

thanks,bo!i can't wait to re-live our wonderful experience

in leilani estates!only 400 more pix till we get there :D

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paulgila

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clinostigma sp.,cephalad view(towards the top).

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chambeyronia sp.

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paulgila

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bentinckia sp.,likely nicobarica.dean?

Mod edit: Yep, that's B. nicobarica.

a beautiful palm i've never met in person before.

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they were just the right height to get a pic of the crownshaft.

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dypsis lanceolata.this is one of my new faves!

i better stop & let matt add some of his pix tomorrow.

if i finish tonite he'll be pissed! :D

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BS Man about Palms

Hey I have some miniature versions of Deans palms.....and here in So Cal I don't think I'm in much danger of outgrowing that anytime soon.  :P

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fiji jim

Seems that this one will push the limits and surpass the Bali thread.

Enjoy yourselves guys and give all us palm addicts some good hits.

Jim

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paulgila

thanks jim!

i have enjoyed your travel logs,as well!

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Walter John

I've been looking forward to these pics, you better believe it. What I'm interested in is the early trunking palms like those Neos and Clinos as opposed to Bo's gone to the sky already jobs.

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amazondk

I look forward to see all of your adventure in Hawaii.  If you guys ever want to come down and get to know the jungle, rivers, and a crazy city let me know I would love to by your guide.

dk

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ariscott

Do you know how old are the bentickia nicobarica? They are definitely nice palms. I used to have 2, but lost 1 to termites... Might have to get some more, I think.

Thanks for posting the pics, guys.

Regards, Ari :)

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metalfan

Wow I feel like I am actually there! Pass me a beer! Great photos!

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www.dadluvsu.com

Do you guys ever work? :P

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Palmgrover

Wow, I'm in my living room in San Diego but it feels like im in the islands.

Great start Paul on your photo travel log. I can't wait to see more. Too bad i have to go to work now, I'll have to wait to see more when i get home.

Paul I'm with you that Dypsis lanceolata is way cool :cool: .

Matt show us what you got...

And thanks guys for taking us to a beautiful place

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bubba

Great early shots! I have been to that Airport several times and it is an interesting Palm place. (for an airport)It is laid back like the rest of Aloha but can get a little warm when no breeze cometh.Look forward to the rest of the National Geographic presentation.

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deezpalms

Great pics! Keep em' cummin' Paulito!!!!

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Kim

I enjoy the details of your photo tours, Paul, looking forward to the next installment.

How tall would you say those Bentinckia nicobarica are?  How many years in the ground? (Not that I would expect them to survive here.)  The ferns make a nice backdrop behind them -- do they grow wild, or were they planted?  Is the mound natural topography, or purposely contoured?

Mod Edit: I'll jump in here, because I can :)  The B. nicobaricas are three years in the ground from a just trunking 15 gal size. There is a following post with a pic with some scale for size. The ferns are one of the species of the native Cibotium tree ferns, C. glauca. There are hundreds of very old ones here in the forest. That mound is just a load of soil brought in for planting puposes. But there are a lot of neat natural topographical features.

That clumping Dypsis is magnificent, would you happen to have the species name? (Right, I should just know by looking at it, but... :) )

Mod edit again: That Dypsis was labeled as D. madagascariensis, but clearly is not. It has been suggested that it was from seed taken from a D. madagascariensis that was pollinated by one of the many D. lutescens around.

Those Pritchardia are starting to grow on me...

More, more! Bring it on!

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MattyB

Well I see Paul couldn't wait so I'm lagging behind.  Here I go to catch up!

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Paul, was in a daze until he got his coffee at the terminal.

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He called these his "flying slippers".  I didn't see them leave the ground once. ???

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Paul presents to you; Cinostigma somthingorother

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MattyB

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Here you go Kim for a sense of how tall the Nicobarica are.

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Paul looking up at his new girlfriend.

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Standard side-shuffle protocol in a palm garden.  You understand.  Notice the flowering Madfox between the mad palmers! :P

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MattyB

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Pinanga caesia detail

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The Chambeyronias and ferns melded together like the beer and my blood.

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Ahhhhhhh, take a break.  This is only the first hour we've been at Dean's.

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MattyB

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Ok, this is where drunk Paul starts to morph.

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DeanO has a trippy ae ae banana.

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And this is one of those clumping Dypsis that no one can I.D.

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MattyB

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"Yeah, I agree Dean, that MattyB is a delatior....oh, oh hi Matty I didn't see you standing there." :;):

Ok, that's all I got for the first evening at Dean's.  Next up for me is the beach the next day.  Maybe Paul has some more shots around Dean's from that evening so I'll wait.  Aloha. :)

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MattyB

OK, I couldn't resist.  Just a few more:

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Can't get enough of that Madfox.  I'm sure we'll have several pics of this throughout the thread because everytime you step out of the car from the driveway you gotta take a pic.

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Peter

Love the Chambeyronia+Fern shot from the deck-keep them coming guys!

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www.dadluvsu.com

That Madfox is freakin' awesome!  We really need an emoticon for palm envy...

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redant

good stuff, HI is palm heaven.

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