Description To walk quietly until the miracle in everything speaks is poetry, whether we write it down or not. Mysteriously, as elusive as it is, this moment, where the eye is what it sees, where the heart is what it feels, this moment shows us that what is real is sacred - Mark Nepo Hibiscus arnottianus A. Gray kokio keokeo (kokio that is white like the shine of silver) is an endemic species of hibiscus with white flowers. Three subspecies are recognized: H. arnottianus arnottianus found in the Waianae Range of western Oahu; H. a. immaculatus which is very rare (listed as endangered) on Molokai; and H. a. punaluuensis from the Koolau Range on Oahu. Perhaps only a dozen plants of H. a. immaculatus exist in nature in mesic and wet forests. This species is closely related to H. waimeae, and the two are among the very few members of the genus with fragrant flowers. This beauty was photographed in Kepaniwai on Maui Enchanting Moments - Pua Aloalo - Koki'o Ke'oke'o - Hibiscus Arnottianus - Hawaiian White HibiscusKepaniwai Wailuku Maui Hawaii From my collections: Tropical Flowers of Hawaii The Hibiscus Collection Copyright 2015 Sharon Mau - All Rights Reservedhttp://www.sharon-mau.artistwebsites.com https://twitter.com/sharonmau https://www.pinterest.com/sharonmau https://plus.google.com/+SharonMau https://www.facebook.com/sharonmau
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 'Ihi-kapu-lau-mäewa 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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"What keeps me alive is found between the images, between the words, between thought, the emptiness of feeling, and in the emptiness of the body... there arises the fullness and significance of life... " ~ Basarab Nicolescu
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