Tuesday, August 14, 2007

My Friend

This is my friend, Doug DeMoss. He is a famous orchid grower on the mountain behind my house on the North Shore of Oahu. The place is called Pupukea. Doug has been cultivating (growing and experimenting with) the beautiful tropical flower called an orchid for many, many years. Did you know that the vanilla bean, which flavors vanilla ice cream, is from an orchid plant. Also, the island off the southeast coast of Africa grows the most vanilla beans in the world!! What's the name of that island? There is a recent movie named after it, too! Can yhou guess?

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