For any of our guests who remember Kai as a baby … (we’ve been here since 1992 – Kai is now 18 1/2) … here he is … taken yesterday at the falls which his friends call “Fairyland” – if you look at the grotto and the beautiful ferns in the background, you’ll see why.
Who’d have thought this dry looking valley would be hiding a gorgeous, rushing white-water stream and lush valley?
We’ve been having lots of rain lately, so rather than cancel our hike, we went blue sky chasing … just on the way to Lahaina. Maui’s very own Red Rock landscape!
A few days ago, I stopped in at the Santos Flower & Fruit stand to grab some fresh papayas and apple bananas. These girls couldn’t BELIEVE the size of our flowers and asked me to snap their photo.
Yes, that yellow heliconia is taller than any of them. They told me they were ‘florists from Florida’, and a single stem like this would cost close to $50 on the Mainland! Wow! My back yard, therefore, is full of treasures!
There are hundreds of different species of heliconia – this is one of the largest. You can pop one in a tall floor vase and it will stay looking gorgeous for two weeks!