Sunday, October 26, 2008

Trees Of The Lava Fields













Giclee print from a photograph of a native Hawaiian Wiliwili tree thriving in the intense heat of a lava field, whose trunk is as brilliant as if it were fine pottery fired in a kiln.

Native Wiliwili trees are a keystone species in Hawaii's lowland dry forest, one of the most endangered ecosystems in the world. They are one of my favorite trees, I visit them often, especially in August when they lose all of their leaves and produce these crazy beautiful flower clusters.

Looks dramatic reproduced as a large size and gallery wrapped on canvas. Available in my Etsy shop
Please visit my blog for more images and the botanical stories that go with.

4 comments:

Robin Maria Pedrero said...

I have had the pleasure of staying on Maui and it is truly a beautiful place. This tree is both beauty and strength in a wonderful photo by you.

Claire, said...

Beautiful! Would love to go there with you...

Tagscats said...

What a cool tree!

Smoky Glow Studios said...

Mahalo everyone for your wonderful comments!

Claire- if your'e ever on Maui I would be glad to show you some old groves of Hawaiian trees