Category Archives: Waipio Valley

Prepping for our ho‘ike – no time to let my J droop

Julia: “Look! There’s some kukui leaves!” Me: “Nope; not unfettered.” Julia: “Oh pooh. Let your J droop a little.” Julia and I were on the hunt for kukui leaves. Because of its many uses, the kukui was named the State … Continue reading

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Waipio – Valley of the Kings

I am blessed to live only nine miles from one of the most spectacular vistas on the Big Island, the Waipi‘o Valley Lookout.  This day I came to draw with a friend.  Waipi‘o looks different every time I see it.  At some times … Continue reading

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