A red hibiscus adorns ocean-wet lava rock on the Big Island’s Kona shoreline.
Although the native yellow hibiscus is the official state flower, most of the other hibiscus varieties found throughout the islands are still closely associated with Hawaii in people’s hearts. Red, one of the main colors associated with royalty and the Ali’i (ruling class), can be found in several locally found types of hibiscus.
This beauty was found near the shore in Kailua Kona.
Another Kona day ends with a beautiful sunset. read more
A bright yellow Plumeria flower stands out in sharp contrast to the muted red and green buds on its branch that have not yet bloomed. read more
A beautiful Kona coast sunset, seen between two palm trees. read more
The amazing Kona coast as seen from a friend’s…life with a view. read more
A beautiful Pa’u princess waves to the crowd as she rides a horse in the Kona Kamehameha Day parade. read more
A beautiful pattern is created by the petals on this flower in Kona’s Old Airport Park garden. read more
It’s not called, “The Gold Coast” because of its sunsets…but maybe it should be. read more
Every town needs one of those places you can take the kids for some relaxed beach time. read more
On a clear day one can see for miles along Hawaii’s Big Island Kona coast. In Hawaiian the word “kona” means the leeward side of the island–as opposed to the windward side–and is generally to the west. read more
A backyard sunset rainbow in Kona appears after a healthy rain as the sun sneaks below the clouds to create amazing orange lighting. read more
Children play in the shallows of the Kailua Kona pier at the end of another sunny day. read more