DescriptionAloha Kakahiaka e ko Keanae Pua Melia hae Maui Hawaii Tropical PlumeriaHe pua laha 'oleA rare, prized blossomHau'oli, Hau'oli'oliJoy, HappinessPua MeliaTropical Plumeria FlowersLocation: This lovely beauty is blooming near the Taro fields of Ke'anae Peninsula, Maui Hawai'i.I adore this particular variety of Plumeria, it is the most beautiful I have seen on the island. I took this image, along with several hundred others, as it was raining, a wonderful light misty gentle rain, and the soft natural colours in midday light are enchanting. I brought home a cutting for my garden. At this time I have collected five varieties of the lovely Plumeria here on Maui, and of them all, this one is my favourite. It is so beautiful.Here in the Hawaiian islands we are so blessed to enjoy summer year round. Yet, the rainy season we know as Spring occurs in the Hawaiian Islands in February, March April May and sometimes upcountry in the first weeks of June. Then we enter consistently warmer dryer Summer months in July through November, at which time we enter cooler Winter months with wind and high surf, when the Humpback Whales make their annual migration and return to Hawaiian waters to breed and calf, remaining here through May of the following year. Along the coastal regions on Maui Plumeria bloom year round in the warmer climates at sea level. Upcountry where we experience colder nights during the Winter season, they drop their leaves completely and begin blooming once again in late February and March depending upon the elevation and the amount of sunlight they receive each day. Those trees which are in shade being blocked by a building or other structure bloom later.. The Plumeria are at their peak of colour and most beautiful in our Spring weather.
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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