Description Love rests on no foundation. It is an endless ocean, with no beginning or end. Imagine a suspended ocean, riding on a cushion of ancient secrets. All souls have drowned in it, and now dwell there. One drop of that ocean is hope, the rest is fear - Rumi Plumeria obtusa Singapore White . . Scented, creamy white flowers with a yellow center the Singapore white Plumeria is one of the loveliest of plumeria flowers . . They are without a doubt the most fragrant of all plumeria. The gorgeous fragrance is almost intoxicating filling the air with the sweet smell of flowers especially after a gentle rain . . Plumeria commemorates Charles Plumier, a seventeenth-century French botanist who described several tropical species. The genus contains 8 species of mainly deciduous shrubs and trees, originally from Central America, known for their strongly fragrant flowers. The common name 'frangipani' comes from a sixteenth-century marquess of the noble family in Italy who invented a plumeria-scented perfume. Many English speakers also simply use the generic name 'plumeria'.In Persian, the name is 'yas' or 'yasmin'. In India, the name is 'champa' or 'chafa', in Telugu 'Deva ganneru' (divine nerium), in Manipuri 'Khagi Leihao' .In Hawaii, the name is 'melia', although common usage is still plumeria. In Sri Lanka, it is referred to as araliya and (in English) as the Temple Tree. In Cantonese, it is known as 'gaai daan fa' or the 'egg yolk flower' tree. The name 'Leelawadee' (originating from Thai) is found occasionally. In Indonesia, where the flower has been commonly associated with Balinese culture, it is known as 'Kamboja'. In French Polynesia it is called a Tiare tree.With a lovely perfume they are quite simply what Hawaii smells like or in more romantic terms they are 'the fragrance of Hawaii'Beautiful yellow and white Plumeria blossoms with water drops arranged on the pohaku - lava rocks in my garden . . Makawao Maui HawaiiCopyright 2015 Sharon Mau - All Rights R
Sharon Mau, Maui Hawaii Member Since July 2010 Artist StatementSharon Mau is a fine art photographer, journalist, visual communicator and conceptual artist residing upcountry on the beautiful tropical island of 'Ihi-kapu-lau-mäewa more commonly known as Maui Hawaii - Paradise on Earth - Island of Rainbows, specializing primarily in beautiful tropical flowers, conceptual art and seascapes
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