Nana: Ho’onui Anahulu Summary

During this hoʻonui anahulu of the Hawaiian month Nana, we began with seeing Kou trees seeding and flowering in Hilo on the Hilo moon. The Hoaka moon showed rain on the island of Oʻahu (Mānoa) and mist in the mauka valleys of Ewa and Kona moku. The four Kū moons gave us snow a top of Mauna Kea, calm ocean and winds at Mokauea on Oʻahu with a nice glassy south swell, āholehole and ponuhunuhu spawning in East Oʻahu, ʻohiʻa lehua trees are in bloom in Olaʻa and Koholā are seen in the waters outside of Keaukaha. The last four moon of this anahulu are the ‘ole moons, we saw an abundance of limu pahe’e and pohuehue blooming at Kalaemano, Kaʻupulehu. There was also surf coming into Hilo and overcast weather and rough water in Keaukaha, the amaama were also seen being very active, possibly a sign that they are courting. Rounding off the ʻole moons and this anahulu we have observations from the island of Kaua’i talking about the frequent showers continuing to nourish the vegetation on East Kaua’i and variable winds blowing from the South and West. Numerous varieties of fruit bearing trees are showing new fruit development. Some of these include avocado, tangerine, lemon, and lime. We appreciate everyone’s input into our project and hope that we inspire you to take more time to observe your surroundings and get to know the rhythms of your aina!

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