This beautiful three-level waterfall is at the end of a path inside the Hawaii Tropical Botanic Garden near Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii.
The gardens are a tropical paradise, filled with plant species found all over the earth that thrive in Hawaii. Every time we go we capture this waterfall, and every time it gives us a different look.
We could sit on the nearby bench and watch this falls and the Onomea stream.
Originating in the Philippines, this purple hanging flower known as a Chandelier Tree, is a gorgeous addition to the islands. The trees can be seen outside many homes and in tropical gardens. read more
Hibiscus flowers and Hawaii are nearly synonymous–from bumper stickers to designs and patterns to tattoos, many of us think Hawaii when we see the hibiscus’ distinct form. read more
A variegated pink hibiscus with unique petals and signature long stamen flowers in the hills near Hilo, Hawaii. read more
A fragile red hibiscus brightens visitors’ days at the Hilo Zoo (Pana’ewa Rainforest Zoo & Gardens). read more
Onomea Bay on Hawaii’s northeastern shore shines brightly under uncommonly clear skies. read more
Alakahi stream flows down aged lava rock and mature trees to create a multi-layer waterfall leading to Onomea Bay near Hilo, Hawaii, inside of the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden. read more
A light purple passion flower presents itself in front of its climbing vine at the Pana`ewa Rainforest Zoo & Gardens. This plant is responsible not only for beautiful blooms, but also the tasty food called passionfruit. read more
This brilliant spirally-arranged waxy ginger was photographed in Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens. read more
The Navy parade band marches down the street in the 2009 Hilo Veteran’s Day parade. read more
The Merrie Monarch Festival brings hula, parades, floats, arts and more to Hilo, Hawaii over Easter each year. The festival is in honor of King David Kalakaua, known as the “Merrie Monarch” for his love and support of the arts, and in particular, hula dancing. read more
The islands of Hawaii are full of wonderful farmer’s markets. These markets have everything from locally grown flowers to handmade clothes, handicrafts, and high-end artwork. read more