Friday, March 01, 2013

Around Town: Lyon Arboretum

Lyon Arboretum
3860 Manoa Road
Honolulu, Hawaii

I had an awesome day today. I went with my father and my cousin to Lyon Arboretum in Manoa Valley. Aside from my desire to write, farming & gardening is an equal passion of mine. I love plants, trees and all the beauty in nature. Meet me -- writer-slash-farmer. 

My father has had some extra time on his hands lately. For my own selfish reasons but mostly for the perpetuation of knowledge, I have begged him to help me start planting again. I have this goal to be a vendor in the Farm Fair at Kualoa Ranch this coming July. We are at the perfect time to start getting some plants ready to sell. This desire led our little contingency to the Lyon Arboretum for some inspiration. There was so much inspiration there. I felt so little against the 60 foot banyan trees and palm trees. I am always amazed by the natural wonders on the planet.

Beautiful Ti Plants in the parking area of the Lyon Arboretum! This will be my new passion.

I have no clue what this is but it reminds me of Hydrangeas... very, very beautiful.


More Ti plants. The mid 90's, the ti plant was the rage. I'm about to bring it back because it is so beautiful and such a part of my Hawaiian heritage.

This is a beautiful field with a gorgeous tree. One day, I will have a beautiful field like this in my yard.


Cute bridge. I bet this would be a great venue for a special event like a wedding.


This mini-plaque was on a bench. It gave me chills when I read it.




Ombre in nature!

The canopy reminded me of the movie Avatar. The forests in the movie were computer generated but here in Hawai'i we can visit the Rain Forest right in our back yard.

What a beautiful color. It looks like a Lehua flower. I don't know what this is.

I met Buddha along my journey today.

Beautiful location to contemplate life and the meaning of life.

1 comment:

evotia said...

What beautiful, beautiful things this planet gives us.
You will rock at the fair! I love ur passion for planting. I'm anxious for spring season here. Already researching some new things.
Love seeing all the ti leaves. Fond memories of grandparents covering our heads with those petals. I wonder how that plant would fair here. Research time..