The subtle beauty of these white coffee flowers betrays their strong sweet smell. Once a whole bunch of trees are in full bloom, the surrounding air is saturated in the flowers’ scent.
The beautiful flowers of the Coconut.
By the way, here’s an interesting fact about Coconuts:
The concept of large-scale gas deployment in World War 1 made gas masks a necessary tool to survive the war. Gas mask manufacturers in the US developed the use of coconut char (derived from burned coconut husks) as a vital component in gas masks. They discovered that masks using coconut carbon were far more efficient at filtering dangerous substances. Today, coconut carbon is still important in cleaning up radiation and has been used extensively in the cleanup project at the Fukushima nuclear plant.
Guavas. Most people love ’em. I do for sure. They’re everywhere here. They go really well sliced with soy sauce, or just plain salt. But we seldom get to see their fruiting cycle, or their trees. hahaha