When my husband asked me what I wanted to do for Mothers Day, I told him I would like to eat breakfast at Kula Lodge, which also means we will drive Upcountry which also means I’d get to see the beautiful Jacaranda trees which I fondly call the Purple Trees on Maui.
So really, it was not about the breakfast, it was about the drive and the Purple Trees. However, I must mention that the breakfast at Kula Lodge was great as well.
Thanks to my husband and my young adult children (G and N), I had a wonderful Mothers Day weekend. Both G and N called to wish me a Happy Mothers Day and we chatted for a little bit. That filled my mama heart to overflowing. I do not post many photos of them here on my blog anymore since they became teenagers so no pics for today. But maybe in my birthday on June I’d share a family photo 🙂
However, I have many photos and videos of and with this Purple Trees and those I can share freely. I will upload some on Facebook. But for now, I want to share with you this video I took from Rice Park. Marvelous, stunning and amazing Ocean View and the Maui view sprinkled with purple trees. Enjoy!
Saw your posting on Maui’s purple trees! Loved it……and guess what? My dad is responsible for planting all those trees when he was head of parks and recreation under Mayor Hannibal Tavares! When my dad died in 2006, our whole family gathered up at Rice Park…under those purple trees… to celebrate his life. It’s nice that the people of Maui enjoy them so! Thank you for your blog…& a belated Happy Mother’s Day!
Wow, what a fantastic legacy for all to enjoy!
I made a website recently (https://mauijacaranda.com) that lists the locations of jacaranda trees in upcountry Maui. The site also lets visitors know if the trees are currently in bloom. Thought your readers might find it helpful.
The purple trees at Maui are one of my favorites. Having come to Maui the last 30 years for vacation I am very excited to be moving there in six days. Haleakala is What stole my heart 30 years ago.