Sunday, July 10, 2011


Kauai is known as “The Garden Isle”

for its tropical rain forests,

fertile valleys and lush abundance of flora.

The island seems to be teeming

with numerous varieties of exotic flowers and plants

the showy red ginger, the magnificent torch ginger,

sensational birds of paradise, sweet smelling plumeria

and hundreds of species of orchids,

and an endless supply of vibrantly colored hibiscus varieties.

Kauai is like a gigantic tropical botanical garden

with inspiration everywhere you look !

Take time to play with your friends, nurture your heart and feed your soul.

Happy Summer !

A little back story.
A dear friend and fellow flower enthusiast that I have known since I was 17
lost her sweet husband suddenly 3 months ago.
In one of our late night conversations
she mentioned that she always wanted to go to Hawaii.
I googled, I researched and within 2 weeks we were " living the dream ".
We spent one sweet week together in gratitude and friendship.


  1. Gorgeous Tropical plants.....makes me want to do a 'house trade'? lol Thanks for sharing over here at Cottage Flora Thursday's Garden Party this week! xoox, tracie

  2. Stunning! I love the hibiscus watercolor!


  3. Kauai is just about my favorite place in the world... ! the flowers, the incredible sweet smell of the air... that was really a nice thing to do for your friend, too.

  4. What a wonderful gift for you and your friend to celebrate his life. You surely are the Best kind of friend.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~