Daily Photos & Frugal Travel Tips

Archive for the 'Plants' Category

21 Jul

The Banyan Tree, Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii

Banyan Tree Lahaina Maui Hawaii 1

Banyan Tree Lahaina Maui Hawaii 2

Banyan Tree Lahaina Maui Hawaii Sign

(as per sign)

The Banyan Tree

Shading almost an acre of the park and reaching upward to a height of 60 feet, this banyan tree is the largest in the United States. The tree has spread over the area by way of its aerial roots, which grow into thick trunks when they reach the ground, supporting the tree’s large canopy. There are 16 major trunks in addition to the original trunk in the center.

Sheriff William Owen Smith planted Lahaina’s Indian Banyan on April 24, 1873 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first Protestant mission in Lahaina, which was started at the request of Queen Keopuolani, the sacred wife and widow of King Kamehameha the Great. The area around the tree was always intended to be a park, a shady place where people could sit and escape the merciless sun of the town. The tree’s symmetrical shape was created over many years by the tender care of residents of the Lahaina community. At sunset, you can hear the cacophony of thousands of birds, mostly mynah, chattering as they get ready to roost in the tree for the night.

03 Jul

Flowers Of Kona, Big Island, Hawaii

Pink Flower Kona Big Island Hawaii 2

Pink Flower Kona Big Island Hawaii

Yellow Flower Kona Big Island Hawaii

Kona has some beautiful flowers. The colorsand scents were fantastic.

10 Jun

Mushrooms, Hilo Bay, Big Island, Hawaii

Mushroom in the distance Hilo Bay Big Island Hawaii

White Mushroom Hilo Bay Big Island Hawaii

Brown Mushrooms Hilo Bay Big Island Hawaii

The hubby and I spotted these mushrooms while trekking around Hilo Bay in Hawaii. The weather had been damp which is perfect for ’shrooms.

© 2017 Daily Photos & Frugal Travel Tips | Entries (RSS) and Comments (RSS)

GPS Reviews and news from GPS Gazettewordpress logo