new icn messageflickr-free-ic3d pan white
Hanalei Nirvana | by philipleemiller
Back to group

Hanalei Nirvana

Patience. Crepuscular Rays of joy shining over Hanalei Taro Fields. Our annual retreat to Kauai. This time in Hanalei. We knew there would be an afterglow with this perfect sunset. Waited 15 minutes and the most spectacular crepuscular rays I have ever seen were revealed.


"The Hawaiian taro fields (kalo lo’i) of Hanalei are one the main sources of cultivation for Hawaii’s favorite starch, the taro (kalo) root. This respected plant can be prepared many ways and is eaten in its entirety. The lo’í or irrigated terrace is the vast paddy that feeds and nurtures the kalo. These colorful paddy’s are harvested year around and the taro farmers work relentlessly in knee deep mud and battle such enemies and apple snails and droughts to maintain lush productive fields."

131 faves
Taken on August 31, 2012