We haven’t made the best use of this website, but we hope to learn more about customizing it and improving our activity in 2016 and onwards! Meanwhile, as we reflect on 2015, we wanted to share the most liked photos from the Moon Phase Project account on Instagram and remind ourselves of their manao!
Looking back, these photos tell a rich story of our ‘āina and maybe most importantly, the people and communities of Hawai’i. We have stood together, supported each other, learned from each other…this is just a small snapshot of how we are growing in such beautiful ways. Mahalo for participating and joining us on this journey to ‘ike kūpuna, the knowledge and knowings of our ancestors. HILO IA A PA’A!!!
Top to bottom, left to right:
‘Ohe’o in Kīpahulu (Kūpau) – we saw the blessing of rain filling the pools of ‘Ohe’o after one of the longest droughts in a decade.
Waiau on Mauna a Wākea (Kāloakūkahi) – we were awestruck to witness Waiau overflowing and flourishing, alongside steadfast kia’i.
‘Ōhi’a lehua in Waimea (Kāloakūkahi) – this beautiful photo was accompanied with observations of wind and rain.
Ulu in Kailua (Lā’aukūlua) – this observation was made right in the midst of a plentiful ulu season!
‘Āhinahina on Mauna a Wākea (Lono) – we were lucky to witness this incredibly rare blooming event; ‘āhinahina bloom only once in their lives, and can live for 40-50 years.
Surf views from Maui and Keaukaha (Māhealani) – we love when people share similar observations of their surroundings, even when in different areas on an island or on different islands altogether.
Lehua mamo in Kailua – this observation occurred on ‘Olepau and the contributor felt unproductive, but this blooming was a first for the plant!
Olena (Lā’aukūlua/Lā’aupau) – this post came with questions about lā’au lapa’au, and it was awesome to see an informative response with additional mana’o…such a fun way to learn from each other.
Mahina (Hoku) – of course, the reason for it all. We can’t wait to see what next year brings us!! Hau’oli makahiki hou, LONOIKAMAKAHIKI.