Cup of Gold buds and blossom; such beautiful skin!
must be the Hawaiian morning dew...
Lilikoi blossoms (passion fruit). More on Lilikoi fruit and stories someday.
Puakenikeni blossoms in varying stages of flowering to fruit. So named 10 penny flower from when Puakenikeni leis were 10 cents... a long long time ago.
Can you find the bee?
I am fond of the copper colored ones as they begin to wilt. Reminds me of my hair changing colors to silvery strands... every blossom, heartbreakingly beautiful!
especially the one about to fall.
Mother and daughter Puakenikenis. A fresh blossom and an older one.
And little keikis (baby buds).
I am met with a kiss and a beautiful and fragrant Puakenikeni lei each time I arrive in Honolulu... I am the happiest woman in the world.
Outrigger canoe paddlers in early morning practice, paddling out to sea...
Exultation is the going
Of an inland soul to sea, --
Past the houses, past the headlands,
Bred as we, among the mountains,
Can the sailer understand
The divine intoxication
Of the first league out from land?
Someone very special to walk with... someone who helps me see
things I don't otherwise see.