Sunday, September 11, 2011

The Farmers Market at Maku'u in East Hawaii

It’s farmers market day at our local market at Maku'u in East Hawaii….

   Aaaah, I smell something good cooking at the food stalls just around the corner.

                        What do you think, anyone for some fresh huli huli chicken?

No, that’s not the good stuff

                    - here’s the real deal below!

In Hawaii, we say ‘ Its Da Best ' !

Friday, September 9, 2011

A Black Sand Beach at Punaluu and Turtle Refuge


I love going to this beautiful black sand beach at Punaluu on the southern part of Hawaii island. It is a turtle refuge and sanctuary for endangered Green and Hawksbill turtles. Punaluu means fresh water with underground fresh water flowing into the bay. Ancient tribes living here utilized the underground streams for survival in this mostly arid and dry region of the island.

The area is also a sacred area filled with ancient temples or heaui complexes used for rituals by the ancient peoples living in this area. It is a very special place and an amazing area to visit on the south side of the island.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Hawaiian Tropical Gardens, A New Gallery Collection

Hawaiian Tropical Gardens - Images by Noel Morata




Finally I have my gallery photography site up and running. Here’s a quick preview of the gallery of Hawaiian Tropical gardens. If you have time, please drop by and visit my photowebsite, there’s a lot of garden, plants and landscape oriented photography.


Enjoy the visit.


For other Sunday scenes go visit

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Hilo in Full Bloom with the Rainbow Shower Trees.



(click on image for full view and the slideshow)

Hilo is in full bloom again with the rainbow shower trees or Cassia x nealiea lining most of the major roads coming in and out of town. These beautiful trees are showy with their long cascades of red, yellow and orange flowers in large clumps dripping down their many branches.

Beautiful blooms next to huge monkey pod trees and the large bandstand.


It’s a beautiful time to see this in town and even just to enjoy a brief moment to really see them in their full glory, wouldn’t you agree?

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