Sunday, August 19, 2018

Hawaii Photo of the Day

A L O H A !

Canoe Plants - Foreigner Plants

A  L  O  H  A !
Manoa Valley Cloud Shadows

“All shadows of clouds the sun cannot 
like the moon cannot stop oceanic 
but a hidden star can still be 
at night's black spell on darkness, 
                Munia Khan

Lychee Bandits!
"Most people … do not know that when the white man came Honolulu was a treeless, sandy plain, with a fringe of cocoanut trees along the shore. Honolulu, as it is to-day, is the creation of the foreigner. It is his handiwork. Walk into one of the numerous yards where plants and trees and vines are growing, as though on their native soil, and you will find that every one of them has been imported within a comparatively recent period. … Here is the rubber tree, the banyan, the baobab, the litchee, the avocado, the mango, and palms innumerable." 
            John Leavitt Stevens
 'Honolulu, and Other Places of Interest', 
Picturesque Hawaii (1894)

"Canoe plants, or Polynesian introductions, 
are plants taken from ancient Polynesia and transplanted to other Pacific Islands."

By the voyaging Hawaiians themselves.
          List of such plants:  Link


Thank YOU
             Fondly, cloudia