Hāpu‘u Fronds Unfurl in Puna

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The pattern continues of scant rainfall, and an atmosphere full of the breath of Pele and the smell of lava flow-induced forest fires in the mauka areas of Kea‘au-Puna.  Hāpu‘u fronds unfurl often in groups of three, lehua petals carpet the forest floor and grace spiderwebs; ‘elepaio call out in the smoky stillness.

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