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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Island Blooms

During our visit to "The Big Island" of Hawaii, the lobby of the Prince Resort had several beautiful floral arrangements for me to study.

They were created by "The Flower Shop of Hapuna".

I thought I would also share this poem written by John Alexander Joyce in 1885.

" Yon island blooms within a vale

Where crystal waters kiss the flowers,

Round, rolling ridges bold and high,

And every sound that fills the gale

Responds unto the golden hours.

The fragrant flowers of blooming may

Exhale their perfume to the sky

And give to all a perfect day. "


La said...

Thank you for sharing some of the beauty of the islands. I haven't been there in 25 years, but I still remember the beauty.

Susan said...

Oh my goodness, Mo. Those floral arranngements are absolutley exquisite. Great job taking photos of them. Susan

Marilyn said...

We went to Hawaii for our honeymoon back in 1977 and the flowers were beautiful and so exotic for a Colorado couple. Thanks for sharing the arrangements with us. ♥♫

rosarod said...

Hey Mo, that beautiful tropical arrangements, very exotic and diversity of flowers and colors are beautiful! Go perfectly with every word of the poem, really have enjoyed the trip, everything you've shared, it's beautiful! Greetings, rose marie

Cindy said...

The flowers are so beautiful - they look like they could be wax!
So Gorgeous!!