Posts Tagged: Hawaii

/ Emi, Muku

Hāpu‘u Fronds Unfurl in Puna

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

/ Emi, Muku

Hāpu‘u Fronds Unfurl in Puna

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

Poli‘ahu visits Maunaloa

As seen from Keauhou-Ka‘ū, Poli‘ahu visits the summit region and pu‘u of the lower northeast rift zone of Maunaloa; kīpuka in the cloudy sky allow streaks of sunlight to illuminate the snow.  Ānuenue arc over ‘Ōla‘a above Maunahu‘ihu‘i!  Seasonably unsettled

Poli‘ahu visits Maunaloa

As seen from Keauhou-Ka‘ū, Poli‘ahu visits the summit region and pu‘u of the lower northeast rift zone of Maunaloa; kīpuka in the cloudy sky allow streaks of sunlight to illuminate the snow.  Ānuenue arc over ‘Ōla‘a above Maunahu‘ihu‘i!  Seasonably unsettled

/ Akua

Uahi a Pele passing through the forest

Akua!  Uahi a Pele is widely dispersed by gentle, shifting winds, as sensed from the top of the ahupua‘a of Kea‘au in Puna; all shapes and strata of clouds present: high, grey, wispy, nu‘a.  ‘Apapane, ‘amakihi, and ‘ōma‘o are vocal

/ Akua

Uahi a Pele passing through the forest

Akua!  Uahi a Pele is widely dispersed by gentle, shifting winds, as sensed from the top of the ahupua‘a of Kea‘au in Puna; all shapes and strata of clouds present: high, grey, wispy, nu‘a.  ‘Apapane, ‘amakihi, and ‘ōma‘o are vocal

Kea‘au in Puna, mauka-makai: strong winds & heavy rains

 .  Mahina at top of sky at sunrise, soon veiled by clouds.  Morning in upland forest of Puna at Kea‘au-Kahauale‘a boundary: intensely showery with unusually strong, chilly makani coming from the north-northeast, shaking treetops, raining ‘ōhi‘a leaves and twigs.  Occasional

Kea‘au in Puna, mauka-makai: strong winds & heavy rains

 .  Mahina at top of sky at sunrise, soon veiled by clouds.  Morning in upland forest of Puna at Kea‘au-Kahauale‘a boundary: intensely showery with unusually strong, chilly makani coming from the north-northeast, shaking treetops, raining ‘ōhi‘a leaves and twigs.  Occasional

Ole phases wrapping up

As the moon is getting poepoe, check out this action in Hilo, Hawaii! Top row, L-R: Kokio keokeo blooming, akia blooming and fruiting, bottom row L-R: aalii fruiting, hoawa budding.

Ole phases wrapping up

As the moon is getting poepoe, check out this action in Hilo, Hawaii! Top row, L-R: Kokio keokeo blooming, akia blooming and fruiting, bottom row L-R: aalii fruiting, hoawa budding.

Edible pua aloalo blooming on a kūkolu moon

This particular species of pua aloalo (Hibiscus acetosella) is native to Africa and is sometimes known as the African rose mallow or Cranberry Hibsicus. The leaf, flower and calyx (the part that holds the flower to the stem) for this

Edible pua aloalo blooming on a kūkolu moon

This particular species of pua aloalo (Hibiscus acetosella) is native to Africa and is sometimes known as the African rose mallow or Cranberry Hibsicus. The leaf, flower and calyx (the part that holds the flower to the stem) for this

Ahi grass, invasive species with local connections?

Growing up in South Kona, a friend told us about how her father would always point out when the ahi grass (molasses grass, Melinis minutiflora) was blooming and he would say that the ahi or tuna would be running. Mahalo to

Ahi grass, invasive species with local connections?

Growing up in South Kona, a friend told us about how her father would always point out when the ahi grass (molasses grass, Melinis minutiflora) was blooming and he would say that the ahi or tuna would be running. Mahalo to

Pohuehue at Kiholo Bay

  Pohuehue (Ipomoea pes-caprae) was blooming this weekend on the shores of Kiholo Bay, Hawaii. The mahina we saw was olekulua or olepau, what do you think?   

Pohuehue at Kiholo Bay

  Pohuehue (Ipomoea pes-caprae) was blooming this weekend on the shores of Kiholo Bay, Hawaii. The mahina we saw was olekulua or olepau, what do you think?   

Pua kukui

Pua kukui were observed in Makuu and Keaukaha, both on Hawaii

Pua kukui

Pua kukui were observed in Makuu and Keaukaha, both on Hawaii

/ Kane

Olaa maile hohono

Kane: maile hohono blooming in Olaa, Hawaii

/ Kane

Olaa maile hohono

Kane: maile hohono blooming in Olaa, Hawaii