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.
This plumeria was an early bloomer at the local Maka’eo garden at Old Airport State Park in Kailua Kona on Hawaii’s Big Island. Seeing the first to bloom always creates a great anticipation of the rest to come.
There are hundreds of varieties of plumeria on the islands, several of which are represented in this garden.
Mauna Kea and Hualalai behind Mahaiula Beach at sunset and a rising moon. read more
Blue oceans mixes with tropical green foliage and black sands to create the rugged and beautiful Wai’anapanapa coastline. read more
Being able to see into the ocean from inside of a wave’s curl is one of life’s small but glorious rewards. read more
On the north side of Wahiawa on the island of O’ahu lies the birthplace of kings–Kukaniloko. read more
A wave rider takes it easy on a shoulder high roller at Kahalu’u Beach Park in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. read more
Makena State Park in South Maui has a couple of the island’s bigger beaches (one is aptly named “Big Beach”) and definitely some of the island’s best sunset views. read more
Kolekole stream creates the beautiful 44-story ‘Akaka waterfalls in a lush valley filled with ferns and tropical trees. read more
Known as one of the most beautiful beaches on the island, Kekaha Kai (Kona Coast) State Park can be found on the westernmost point of Hawaii’s Big Island. read more
It is a beautiful view from the point overlooking Waimanalo Beach Park and Waimanalo Bay State Recreation Area. read more
Inside Makena Beach State Park’s 160 acres of beautiful grounds, you will find “Big Beach,” so called because it is…well, big–at least for Maui standards. read more
The and horizon meet above tranquil waters at Aiea Bay State Recreational Park on Oahu as smoothed stones and a few sprigs set the scene with their reflections. read more