Friday, March 21, 2008

odds & ends

After this cymbidium bloomed, my Grandma gave it to my "aunty" to take care of it. Yesterday, my "aunty" gave it back to us to give to Grandma because it was flowering.

This white iris was blooming in our yard.

This type of orchid is called "honohono". It has a very light, but beautiful fragrance.

The other day, I was at a garden shop and they were selling these l-o-n-g plantings of honohono. The cheapest started at US$20.

One of my favorites...bagel with peanut butter and honey. I used to love going to the bagel place on Pohukaina (I forgot the name of the place and I think it was Pohukaina), but they are now only selling their bagels in bulk at Sam's Club.

The African tulip trees are in full bloom. Bright orange. The flowers really look like tulips too.

Many homes and offices in Hawaii have these dust pans made from old oil cans.

While walking down Kalakaua Avenue the other week, I was amazed at how beautiful the sidewalk area was. Lush and very tropical, but not tacky.

Many people were sitting on the grass, under trees, looking at the surf. I'm really going to miss being in Hawaii.


2kamuela47 said...

Wonderful pictures Kat! Waikiki is become more tropical and I love it! Are you heading back to Japan soon? Hope you were able to get in all the foodie experiences you were targeting for. Happy Easter too!

K & S said...

Thanks Laura, I guess whatever I didn't get to try will have to wait until the next year :)

Take care and Happy Easter.

Monique said...

Those are lovely flowers! I love orchids but have always been too afraid of growing them myself. Maybe when we move to the new house, I'll get a plant and try my hand at it.

Bagel with peanut butter and honey? That sounds quite good! Certainly worth a try.

K & S said...

Thanks Monique! I hope you'll be able to get lots of plants for your new place and a chance to try PB w/honey on bagels. :)

Take care and Happy Easter.

rowena said...

If the cheapest honohono starts at 20 bucks I'd be scared to see what the more expensive ones would cost. They are really lovely to look at and smell! Great flora images Kat--have a great Easter weekend!

Pandabonium said...

Such beautiful orchids. Mmmm peanut butter and honey on bagels. Yumm. Love seeing those torch gingers too.

Savor it while you can and appreciate the opportunity.

K & S said...

some of the honohono slips were like 2 feet long! so I can only imagine what the prices were for them, Rowena!

I am definitely appreciating every moment, PB!

Take care you two.

beadexplorer said...

Oh wow! The red orchids with its "vein" in the petals looks cool. However, somehow I am not a big fan of orchids so I looooove that white iris! Thanks for the picture!