I know a lot of our readers have probably never been to Hawaii and some probably aren't interested in going but for me, the islands are a place without stress, constant beauty and a place where my heart and mind can rest and rejuvinate.
Today is Kamehameha Day on the islands. This comes from Wikipedia;
Today, Kamehameha Day is treated with elaborate events harkening back to ancient Hawaii, respecting the cultural traditions that Kamehameha defended as his society was slowly shifting towards European trends. The King Kamehameha Hula Competition attracts hula groups from all over the world to the Neil S. Blaisdell Center for the two-day event. Prizes are awarded on the second night.
Hula competitions? I should be going to Hawaii in June!
Both of these hibiscus shots were taken with the NIkon P7700 on Maui. The bottom photo was taken using the macro mode and just about two inches from the center of the flower.