Na ka maluhia a me ka ‘oli‘oli o nēia kau e hō‘olu‘olu a ho‘opūmehana iā kākou a pau.
May the peace and joy of this season bring comfort and warmth to us all.
Bonnie D. Irwin
Photo by Bonnie D. Irwin: Koki‘o ‘ula‘ula, a native species of hibiscus in Hawai‘i. This bloom was photographed in the award winning Native Garden at ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai‘i, an educational outreach center on the campus of UH Hilo. The center’s garden is a living exhibit of endemic, indigenous, and Polynesian introduced plants often called “canoe plants.”
Message: Composed by Lei Kapono, Interim Executive Assistant to the Chancellor, and Larry Kimura, Associate Professor of Hawaiian Language and Hawaiian Studies.