Mele Kalikimaka…in Maui

This will be just a montage of photos I’ve taken this Christmas season. Pictures of my new hula halau taken at the Christmas party, wreaths hung on the door and wall, a wonderful concert at Ka’ahumanu church in Wailuku. The air is a little chilly, but the weather has been gorgeous…clear, crisp, sunny.

A colorful fragrant wreath gracing my closet door. The studio is a little too small for a tree.

A colorful fragrant wreath gracing my closet door. The studio is a little to small for a tree.

A sparkly wreath at the doorway to welcome visitors…and myself when I come home from work.

A bit of sparkle to brighten the doorway.

A bit of sparkle to brighten the doorway.

A fun Christmas party in our brand new halau. It still has some work being done–wooden floors, mirrors, painting, etc., but it will be beautiful and will encourage beautiful hula.WP_20131217_003WP_20131217_004

We will actually have "Cubbies" for all our hula things!

We will actually have “Cubbies” for all our hula things!

Under the Monkeypod tree at Ka’ahumanu Church in Wailuku. Picnic for Poki. Seven years ago a lovely man by the name of Poki started the sharing of Hawaiian music, culture, language by having a picnic on the church grounds. Though he passed away a couple of years ago, this wonderful tradition as continued with quite a large crowd enjoying the marvelous singing under a miraculous tree. Many brought their lunch, many took advantage of the coffee and home-baked cookies offered by the event sponsors of Rosalani Assisted Living, Ola Na Mele, KPOA radio.

Setting up the speakers, mics, etc. for the choir.

Setting up the speakers, mics, etc. for the choir.


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A spreading Monkeypod tree giving shade for the chorus and audience.

A spreading Monkeypod tree giving shade for the chorus and audience.

Even with the weather getting cooler in Kula we still enjoy the bounty of flora and fauna.

A lemon! I thought it was a papaya! Amazing.

A lemon! I thought it was a papaya! Amazing.

The color of Christmas is captured in the plant growing just outside my door.

A flower sprouting from an aloe plant.

A flower sprouting from an aloe plant.

I always look forward to the Christmas season–the colors, the sparkle, the fragrance of pine, the smiles on children’s faces. It’s a time of giving, a time of hope, faith and love. I wish everyone a Mele Kalikimaka a me Hau’oli Makahiki Hou.

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8 thoughts on “Mele Kalikimaka…in Maui

  1. Beautiful! I’ve been listening to Jimmy Buffet’s CD of fun Mele Kalikimaka songs. I love it! Have yourself a Happy New Year too!

    • Napua Greig has a new Christmas album out that has a lot of fun songs on it. She is performing in a free concert this evening at the “Kama’aina Nights at the Queen Ka’ahumanu Shopping Center and I will get off early enough to go see her. Love it!

  2. Nice photo album. I had an aloe, same color flowers, bloom for the first time since we got it 20 years ago. We planted outside about 3 years ago here in Florida. So now in a week we move to Arizona. Kept a few to take with but don’t tell anyone. Hopefully they’ll be happy in Tucson too.

    • Well, if I were back on the Big Island of Hawai’i instead of on Maui, I would have snow as well. Mauna Kea has been dusted with a layer of snow and it just looks beautiful…from a distance! Mele Kalikimaka a Hau’oli Makahiki Hou!

    • Thank you Sue. It is always good to hear from you. I’ve not had a lot of time lately to put effort into my blog or anything else for that matter. My shop has been super busy and with full time work it’s hard to add anything else to the pot. Today, I did take a little time off and went to the beach. Unfortunately, on the way home, my car went clunk and lost all power so I’m not sure what I’m going to do about tomorrow. I sure hope it’s not serious!

  3. Hi Kiihele, I somehow missed the email of this blog for Christmas. I am so happy to hear from you once again. I love reading your blog, your descriptions of the island and the different pictures you post are so realistic, it’s almost as if I am there. Maybe one of these days I will actually get to Hawaii as I have never been. I’m also very happy to hear that your business is doing well.

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