Kainoa, Photography, Travel, WPC


On my recent trip to Maui, I stopped off at Ali’i Kula Lavender farm for a tour. After learning about the process of growing and harvesting lavender as well as the many varieties of lavender that are grown on the grounds, I also learned about different plants on the farm. If you go, you’ll see fruit and olive trees, flowers of all kinds, even a few spaces for corn and kale. What a special place!

Waiting for the tour, I noticed these little succulents that were growing in a cluster on the side of a little hill. I’ve always loved succulents for their pretty patterns.


pretty row of succulents

Living in Hawaiʻi my entire life, I have never seen a protea that was still growing. Most of the time, I see these flowers in arrangements or being sold at farmers’ markets. Seeing one in “real life” made me appreciate every detail of the protea’s beauty.


A blooming protea

Nature is truly, an amazing artist.



  1. Allan G. Smorra says

    I love that first photo. The color is so peaceful.

  2. Pingback: Details (Flowers) | What's (in) the picture?

  3. Very nice photos! We have a similar looking succulent here in Jaipur, India. It’s called Sempervivum. Not exactly the same tho, i think. Great post.

  4. I have never seen a live protea.
    I’ve tried to grow that succulent, called ‘Hens and Chicks’ stateside. There is a really pleasing fractal design to their growth.

Comments are closed.