Saturday, September 20, 2008
Dr. Okada, in memory
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis. I remember the first time I placed an image of this plant on the blog. It was a puny plant of no more than 12 inches high. It surprised all of us by producing a large red flower, the size of those you see above. I made the remark, "imagine what it'll produce when it grows up." Dedicated to Dr. Okada, a local physician, who passed away last night. We've know him since we arrived in Santarém in 1979.