A Time for New Beginnings - ‘Hawaii for Locals’

Puamelia season is a time for new beginnings - Introducing ‘Hawaii for Locals’

In Hawaii, the puamelia represents love, birth, hope, spring and new beginnings.  In this time of great flux, it is important to tune in to the rhythms of the natural world around us for guidance.

A few years ago I co-authored a book called ‘Local Hawaii’ for the visitor market.  Today I am starting my new series ‘Hawaii for Locals’  to reintroduce special places, people and things to have locals fall in love with ALL parts of our islands.

One of my favorite time of the year to visit Koko Head Botanical garden is in May when the plumeria are in full bloom.  An early morning walk or late afternoon through the gardens will leave you in awe.   Don’t want to spoil the exploration because this garden is FULL of surprises.  So I won’t go into details.  You just have to experience it for yourself.

Take your time and listen to the whispering messages from all around...resetting the soul and opening the mind to all the beauty the that surrounds reminding us that we are intrinsically connected to all this.  We are not separate from nature, we are nature.

Here are some tips for Koko Head Botanical Garden

  • Mornings and later afternoon is cooler
  • take one brochure in the mailbox near the entrance. It has a map and great explanations.
  • there is one port-a-pottie in the middle of the park
  • slippers are fine but feet will get dusty and watch out for kiawe thorns
  • bring water
  • bring a snack to enjoy
  • plan for 1.5-2 hours at a leisurely pace
  • you can’t get lost
  • bring a camera
  • every day new flowers bloom
  • It’s a sensory experience

 Go with Aloha,

heidi from hawaii



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