Last Sunday, I got my best friend Robbie to help me take pictures of Flat Lotus at the summit of Haleakala. Flat Lotus, for those who missed last month's column, is a 9-inch-tall paper doll, drawn by my 7-year-old granddaughter (Real Lotus) and sent to me from her home in Michigan as part of a class project. My assignment is to show Flat Lotus around our island home before sending her back to Battle Creek along with photos and souvenirs. And we did get some great photos. Flat Lotus flapping in the brisk wind at the crater rim, Flat Lotus with the rare and beautiful silversword plants, Flat Lotus dancing atop cotton candy clouds.