Posts Tagged: Hawaii

Hilo in Kona

Recent rains in Kona have brought luxuriance to this dryland forest at Ka‘ūpūlehu. Puakala, ma‘o hau hele, hauhele‘ula, maiapilo, and ‘ōhi‘a are flowering, and ‘āweoweo lacks its distinctive scent. Wiliwili, kauila and ‘ohe makai outplanted by HawCC/UHH students a couple

Hilo in Kona

Recent rains in Kona have brought luxuriance to this dryland forest at Ka‘ūpūlehu. Puakala, ma‘o hau hele, hauhele‘ula, maiapilo, and ‘ōhi‘a are flowering, and ‘āweoweo lacks its distinctive scent. Wiliwili, kauila and ‘ohe makai outplanted by HawCC/UHH students a couple

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Ho‘olau action in Kea‘au mauka in Puna

Loulu are full with many new fronds, rising like great sails around the center. Their frondlets begin to individuate, separating from a kind of binding kaula at the edge of each frond. The unfurled center frond points upward to an

loulu

Ho‘olau action in Kea‘au mauka in Puna

Loulu are full with many new fronds, rising like great sails around the center. Their frondlets begin to individuate, separating from a kind of binding kaula at the edge of each frond. The unfurled center frond points upward to an

/ 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