Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A Lilly Pond at the Edge of Punaluu

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At the edge of this palm fringed beach at Punaluu is a quiet pond…everyone is at the beach enjoying the hot black sand and looking for basking sea turtles.

But I am more drawn to this beautiful pond filled with purplewater lilly blossoms which are blooming profusely everywhere, I’m tempted to wade in and pluck one out.

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Their flowers and leaves are floating effortlessly on the water and palm shadows fall into the water creating rippled abstracts of their blowing leaves…very hypnotic.

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I walk around the pond and cross two small bridges connecting various parts and see different scenes unfold with pictures framed in many shades of green.


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I love exploring areas that are obviously in slow decay and just waiting for someone to rediscover the beauty of its hidden charms, just like this little pond.

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I’m glad a took a moment to explore this and enjoy her little flowered treasures, it was just what I was looking for at the beach….not quite what anyone expected.


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30 comments:

Meredith said...

Oh, Noel, that is an amazing place! I can hardly imagine it's not popular -- but all the more beautiful for being so still and quiet and undiscovered. Lotuses are so lovely. :)

Noelle said...

I love discovering hidden beauty that is sometimes overshadowed. What a beautiful area to share with us all.

Dirty Girl Gardening said...

How heavenly!

Elephant's Eye said...

Your pictures are something very special. Lost in another world. (You asked what I can't grow - luscious tropicals that want some humidity with the heat please, and snowdrops and bluebells that are hibernating because it is too damn hot here)

Curbstone Valley Farm said...

How beautiful and serene looking. Is the pond made up of trapped seawater? Meaning is it salt water, or fresh? I wouldn't expect the lotus would do well in very salty water, but then again, I've never grown lotus.

Johnny Nutcase said...

what a beautiful spot - and great photos! love all the reflections, looks like a peaceful place for sure!

Chandramouli S said...

What a wonderful vista, Noel! No wonder our ancestors were drawn towards this beautiful bloom and have glorified it greatly!

Ebie said...

Love the reflections of the trees, they look like the NY Rockettes legs ready to kick and dance! I love the tropics!

Floridagirl said...

I have to say, black sand beaches are such a novel thing to me! That lotus pond is amazing, and exactly where I'd have hung out as well. Beautiful photos of palm trees reflecting in the water.

Xavi said...

I really like your photos and especially the reflections in the water.
Have a nice day, Noel.

Xavi said...

Of course I will join, but I think that is Friday 30, the end of the month.
Thanks for reminding me.

Solitude Rising said...

I'd be happy to get lost in a place like this. It looks so peaceful, so quiet, a great place for personal reflections.

J Bar said...

Great pond. Great place.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

A Garden of Threads said...

A beautiful pond, love the refections of the palms on the water. The lotus would just be the finial touch. Have a wonderful day and take care.

Jess said...

There is something about hidden secret beauty that makes it even more fantastic than it already is!

wenn said...

love your series of photos with great reflections!

Kimberly said...

Noel, I'm truly amazed by this place and the lotus flower! The 4th pic overwhelms me...so artful. Truly lovely caption, Noel! That should be framed! (and on my wall!) Fantastic!

Andrea said...

Aloha Noel, everything in Hawaii is beautiful. I remember, even the flowing lava is beautiful too! But i specifically love your framing the reflections. I envy you for that environment. BTW, that word "mahalo", my friend said dont mistake it to mean "trash can", haha!

RNSANE said...

Wonderful shots - especially beautiful, to me, are the reflections of the palms in the water.

Helen at summerhouse said...

What a beautiful spot you've discovered and shared with us. Love the reflections of the palms too. Mahalo Noel.

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful shots, Noel! The reflections of the trees is just awesome! Well done!

AaronVFT said...

I thought those were waterlilies??

Anyway, the plants sure are gorgeous. Where I live, there used to be a large pond at a recreational park/playground and the whole lake was covered in pink blossoms! Do not know what happened to them now.

Hootin' Anni said...

I love Hawai'i. And you shared some of it's natural beauty.

My WATERY WEDNESDAY...do stop by if you get a chance.

patientgardener said...

It looks so serene there and such a vast difference to where i am in the UK. To see tropical plants like that we have to pay a small fortune to visit a bio-dome!!

lina@happy family said...

very love the reflections...

luna miranda said...

what a delightful place! a pond and a beach, the coconut trees--they look so familiar.:p

Stephanie said...

Hello Noel, it is wonderful to know you. The coconut trees and water lilies reminds of my own country. If I were to be there, I will never feel homesick. Btw, thanks for confirming the hibiscus is a hardy mallow ;-) Have a pleasant day!

Kate said...

I love the peaceful aspect of still water, too. This was a sweet break from the suddenly winter again weather I'm seeing out my office window...

JM said...

I would love to explore this gorgeous pond! Wonderful flower shots on this blog.

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