Maiapilo in bloom!

Maiapilo
Maiapilo with Ulupalakua in the distance

The Maiapilo are now blooming on Maui! These endemic plants can be found on the way to La Perouse bay by the lava fields. These beautiful and fragrant flowers bloom near sunset, then wilt and turn red by the following day. Consider yourself lucky to be able to see these fleeting, gorgeous blossoms. It reminds me that nature is resilient and thriving in this quiet.

Above: Keone’oi’o (La Perouse) . Below: Wailea beach by the Four Seasons Resort
Lahaina town

An update on Maui (July 12, 2020): Hawai’i will be postponing out of state visitors until at least September 1st. August 1st had been the date of opening, but due to the uptick in virus cases here on the islands and the spikes on the mainland, there will be a pause. Travelers will need a Covid test before arrival, but will not have to quarantine for 14 days. The Maui Arts & Cultural Center will not open for the rest of the year and craft fairs are all cancelled until further notice.

Malama pono,

Palapala

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