Saturday, April 28, 2012

Manaiki stream was my close companion on today's journey. The "divine power"(mana) stream convolutes thru the Moanalua valley.

What struck me about this "rock wall" was that they are the size of boulders!  Not an easy feat to maneuver.  So, lets call this the "boulder wall" instead.

The homeowner cut the bush down a couple feet, but, left a few well placed stems and carved Bonsai trees out of it.  I stopped and stared till I figured it out,  because I wasn't sure what I saw.

These pictures are from my jaunt down "Pineapple Place."  There is no street sign, yet, it's on my map.  It borders the Moanalua Gardens and the Manaiki stream.  I almost didn't walk it since there were "private property" and "no trespassing" signs everywhere.  But, I found out that they allow pedestrians to walk through it.  A bridge and a road takes you across the stream to Moanalua Gardens.  It was very peaceful and the Hawaiian flora was everywhere.

I was hoping to accomplish a little more area, but, at 3.75 miles, I figured that that was far enough.  I don't want to push it and injure myself.  That would really set me back if that happened.

This Hibiscus variety, I was told is called, "Hawaiian Flag."  It was very  popular and considered patriotic to have in the Monarchy era.  But, once the Monarchy was overthrown, if you had this in your yard, you were considered a "Loyalist," and that was not a good thing at that time.  Slowly, it's becoming popular again, although this is the first one I have seen so far.
I just loved this guy's yard!  All I can say is that it makes me joyful when I look at it.  Not a very astute observation,  it just makes me smile!  E malama pono! (Take good care!)


  1. Don, I'm loving your blog! Makes me miss everything even more, though (especially that white ginger). I have to say the yards there are very different than anywhere else-some of the "sculpture" you've come across is pretty wild! Keep this going, I love to read it-it's like a little taste of home for me...
    (by the way, David told me I should tell you it's me (Susan), since you probably don't recognize the tlily1024!!!)

    1. Thanks, Susan! I'm glad that you like it. This journey has been so rewarding, more than I have imagined. I'm learning about the history and the people who live here now. I pray everyday when I'm walking, that I will be protected and be inspired as to which picture to take. Thank you again for the lovely comments, and I promise you, that I will do my very best everyday I walk! Aloha!