Category Archive: Flora

Sep 28

Game Day My Way

Aloha!!!! Long time no write, yeah?! The local lingo is starting to stick with me. Ending sentences with “yeah” is very common here. Reminds me of spending a week in Vancouver, Canada when I was 14. By the end of the week I was adding “aye” to the end of all my sentences. I’ve been …

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Sep 06


Manele Bay

Aloha! There was a saying I remember hearing many times in a previous career that stated “activity breeds activity.”  It couldn’t be more true for my life today!  Not only have my husband and I both found “regular” jobs that we are enjoying, but we are also getting more appointments scheduled for our own business …

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Jun 23

Ali`i Kula Lavender Farm

Heading upcountry to the lavender farm, I decided this may be a place the tourists go because it’s on a “must see” list somewhere. It’s not the normal palm trees and beaches scene that most people think of when they think of Hawaii. Many of my posts should be proof to that as well. The …

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Jun 13

The Laundry Walk

ALLLLOOOOOHAAAAA! Today is laundry day. Yes, even living in paradise, clothes still get dirty. Today as I was procrastinating starting the laundry, for the third day, I decided it really doesn’t matter what type of laundry facility I have, it’s still a dreaded process. I began recollecting about all the different laundry rooms I have …

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Jun 10

The Rare Silversword Plant

I took a trip up to the top of Haleakala recently and found the amazing, beautiful, silver sword plant. This is the only place in the world that the silver sword plant can be found. We found it growing at an elevation of 10,023 feet. Although they look very prickly and sticky, I had to …

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May 26

Iao Valley

The Iao Valley State Park is the sight of the Iao Needle. The unique shape of the needle has been formed by many centuries of erosion. The beautiful and sacred valley is the sight of the most epic battle in Maui’s history when Kamehameha I brought forces from the Big Island in 1790 to conquer …

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May 17

Garden of Eden

Aloha!  My DD flew in yesterday. I may be posting more photos than stories while she is here for the next 2 weeks. You don’t mind, do you?  Here are some photos I took at the Garden of Eden on the Hana Highway. I hope you enjoy!     Aloha and mahalo (thank you) for …

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May 16

Eucalyptus Beauty

Meet the Rainbow Eucalyptus! Aren’t they just spectacular! We spotted these on our drive up the Hana Highway. The same day we found the happy lichen. The brown bark naturally strips away to reveal a number of colors and different shades of colors from greens, oranges, blues, pinks and purples. As unique as this tree …

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May 14

Chasing Sunshine

Aloha! The humidity level in the house is at 77%. This is what happens after 4 days of constant rain in a home with no air conditioning. (The A/C thing is kind of a big deal for me if you haven’t noticed. It is starting to grow on me…I think…) I picked up a stack …

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May 11

Sweet Lana’i – Conclusion – Cotton and Island Time

Maui coming into view

Aloha!  This is the conclusion of our day trip to Lana’i. Our ferry ride back to Maui was scheduled to leave at 4:30 PM. We left the Four Seasons Manele Bay Resort at 4:26. Even though it is a very short drive from the resort to the harbor, this was cutting it way too close …

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