DescriptionKo Aloha AloaloEchoes of the SoulExotic Tropical Hibiscus Kula Maui Hawaii“Since the birth of time’s beginning, have you sought the reason of your existence in this world.And I would say unto you, that out of your deepest longing were you brought forth as the dewdrops upon the dawn.It was but yesterday that you were an echo within your Father’s ear, a twinkling smile within your Mother’s eye.And it was you that they heard calling upon the tender breath of Love’s holy thought;Yearning to come through the misty veil of Eternity with the voice of God upon your newborn lips.” ~ Echoes of the Soul by ‘Daniel’ ~ I love you Ashlee!Dedicated to my beautiful daughter Ashlee, my honey bunny, the answer to a prayer and the sweetest light in my life. I have not seen her in four years and I miss her more than words can say ….It is believed that there are only five species of Hibiscus that originated from Hawai’i. Other species found their origin in Asia and the Pacific islands. In the early twenties, the Hibiscus Brackenbridgei was adopted as the official Territorial flower of Hawai’i. It retained this status throughout the 20th century, but only in 1988 its yellow colour was defined as the official colour for the Hibiscus representing the State of Hawai’i. Before 1988, the official Hibiscus could have any colour. Additionally, it was not until 1988 that the flower could represent the State of Hawai’i, because before that time the territorial status of the group of islands was unclear.Hawai’i’s state flower (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis) originated in Asia and the Pacific islands. Interestingly, it is also the national flower of Malaysia.Research suggests there were originally only five species of the tropical Hibiscus that were native to Hawai’i. Growers began to hybridize these native species with other varieties imported to Hawai’i, which produced the huge kaleidoscope of colours and sizes available today.There are several ways to tell the difference between t
Sharon Mau, Maui Hawaii Member Since July 2010 Artist StatementSharon Mau is a fine art photographer, journalist, visual communicator and conceptual artist residing upcountry on the beautiful tropical island of ihikapalaumaewa, more commonly known as Maui Hawaii - Paradise on Earth - Island of Rainbows, specializing primarily in beautiful tropical flowers, conceptual art and seascapes.
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