I’m told they are Spiraea crenata. They are tiny. Under the lens, they look like paper flowers. But, they sure are real. These beautiful white blooms look almost like bleached paper. There are several scattered bunches on the bush at our door. Hopefully by spring, more of these miniature bouquets will cover the whole bush.
I grew up with Pandanus palm – a tree that provides fruit, palm for house posts, leaves for mat and sometimes roofing. But, what I always remember and appreciate is the beauty of the palm trunk and leaves. The fruit itself is something else. It looks like a spike ball, full of sweetness. It could be an alien seed or lamp from another world.
Yesterday, during a quick trip to the coast, I felt myself drawn to the Pandanus palm with my camera.