Sketch-A-Day HAWAI’I — ‘Ohi’a Lehua

This red powder- puff-like burst  is found on the ‘Ohi’a, tree common in Hawai’i, and the “Lehua” (this blossom) is the Big Island’s official flower. Hawaiian mythology claims that picking these flowers brings rain. California should look into this. These red blossoms are vivid from a distance and so inviting texturally, that if I were an island bird, I’d frequent these beauties—which is exactly what the ‘apapanes do. They provide the lovely songs mentioned in my previous post.

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(3″ x 3″  pen & watercolor pencil on moleskine® sketch paper)
Displayed artwork © 2015 Kim Reading. All rights reserved.

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3 responses to “Sketch-A-Day HAWAI’I — ‘Ohi’a Lehua

  1. SO pretty!

    On Tue, Apr 7, 2015 at 10:18 AM, a r t i c k l e wrote:

    > Kim — a r t i c k l e host posted: “This red powder- puff-like > burst is found on the ‘Ohi’a, tree common in Hawai’i, and the “Lehua” > (this blossom) is the Big Island’s official flower. Hawaiian mythology > claims that picking these flowers brings rain. California should look into > this. These”

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  2. It’s beautiful Kim! I would love to have a ‘Ohi’a in my yard. The hummers would love it.

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