Spring on Maui is more subtle than it was in Maryland, but it’s definitely here to see. The plumeria outside my front door is blooming. It will have clusters of flowers on its bare branches for a while, then it will grow new leaves.
As I was admiring the plumeria, I noticed the tree behind it was starting to bloom too. I just did some internet searching, and I think it’s a Tabebuia aurea, or Caribbean trumpet tree. By April, this tree will be covered with golden blooms: