Island Life 11-26-18

A malabar chestnut burst forth in front of a palm tree on Nov. 19. (Jean Trueman/Community contributor)

Island Life 11-24-18

The Hawaii state fish, a humuhumunukunukuapua`a or pig triggerfish in Hawaiian (nose like a pig and grunts like a pig) or wedgetail triggerfish in English, hugs the bottom of Kailua Bay. (Reiko Sekine/Community contributor)

Island Life 11-18-18

A butterfly perches on a fuchsia bouganvilla plant in a Kona yard on Monday. (Laurie Sigel/Community contributor)