Kiele Blossom

In honor of giving mom flowers for Mother’s Day, we are posting another beautiful blossom this week.

Gardenias have been in bloom across the islands the past few weeks. What a wonderful, sweet smelling flower. Sometimes called “Kiele” in Hawaiian, the word also means to be fragrant.

This white Gardenia was pictured on the island of Kauai.

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About Kauai Carver

Keoni Durant is known throughout the world for his traditional Hawaiian sculpture and jewelry. His art honors the ways of his Kanaka Maoli ancestors, the original settlers and high chiefs of the Polynesian Archipelago now known as Hawaii. Many of the photos featured here are taken by Heather Shadur, Keoni's ku'uipo.