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Pele, Ohia and Lehua

The Lehua is known as Pele’s Flower The Ohia Lehua Tree has been sacred to the Hawaiian people since ancient times. It is  usually associated with the volcano deity Pele and often mentioned in legends, hula, songs, and chants.

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2014 King Kamehameha Parade

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location: Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i   click any image to enlarge Kamehameha Day, June 11, was proclaimed by Kamehameha V on December 22, 1871, as a day to honor his grandfather, Kamehameha I, and was first observed on June 11, 1872. Every … Continue reading

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A Sign of Spring is the Plumeria Tree

Also known as the Frangipani. Spring, the sweet spring, is the year’s pleasant king; Then blooms each thing, then maids dance in a ring, Cold doth not sting, the pretty birds do sing. Cuckoo, jug-jug, pu-we, to-witta-woo! Thomas Nashe (1567–1601) … Continue reading

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Perennial Fruit Rewards

Expand Your Food Base. Add Variety…Improve Health…Advance Sustainability…Restore the Environment There are few things I enjoy more than walking down to the gardens edge to pick a fresh snack or gather a few fruits to place in the refrigerator to … Continue reading

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The Wonderful Hawaiian Pa‘u Riders

Wahine Holo Lio, (Women Riding Horses) Horses were unknown to the Hawaiian people of old. That changed when Lelia Byrd – a merchant-vessel of American registry; William Shaler, master; arrived in Kawaihae Bay, Hawai’i, June 24, 1803. Richard J. Cleveland … Continue reading

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The Aloha Spirit is a reference to the friendly and caring attitude for which the people of the Hawaiian Islands are so well known. In Hawaiʻi someone can be said to have or show “Aloha” in the way they treat … Continue reading

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Pa’u Riders and the Haku Lei

“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” Marcus Garvey Celebrations and parades paying tribute to Kamehameha the Great act to protect, preserve and perpetuate the Hawaiian culture. Kamehameha Day … Continue reading

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