Join us in our travel adventures as we explore the United States of America and especially Hawaii. Coming soon an epic 6000 mile RV journey from San Francisco to Alaska and back. This journey starts in late May 2016 and ends late July 2016. As we travel, we will be posting our experiences such as the Red Woods of Oregon to the Kenai Peninsula of Alaska. We hope to see Brown Bears, Moose, glaciers and perhaps even feast on a Salmon or two.
Tuesday, 3 December 2013
Orchid Island, Hawaii
The Orchid Society plans to beautify Hilo even more, and have planted 500 orchids at the Rainforest Zoo.
Orchids growing up a palm tree in Panaewa Rainforest Zoo
Orchid on a Banyan Tree on Banyan Drive
Exotic orchids grow freely up banyan trees, coconut trees and in most gardens.
Only 3 species of orchid are indigenous to Hawaii, the rest are transplants of more recent history. Hawaii's damp climate and rain forests are a haven for orchids.
Akatsuka Orchid Gardens
Our eldest daughter took most of these photo's in Akatsuka Orchid Gardens near Volcano Park.