Green Divas in Hawaii: Haikus, Geckos & Volcanos Oh My!

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Green Divas at Rainbow Waterfalls, Hilo HI 2014

The Green Divas @ Rainbow Falls in Hilo, HI

Green Divas in Hawai’i

Like many folks in the mainland who had never been to any of the Hawaiian islands, I maintained a somewhat skewed vision of what this tropical paradise would be like. I wasn’t disappointed, but on our recent Green Diva adventure to the Hawai’i Island (which many refer to as the Big Island of Hawai’i), would say I encountered less tropical flowers and more geckos than I imagined I would. 

Not that there weren’t exotic flowers and plants. OMG—if I could somehow replicate the intoxicating smell of the ylang ylang tree outside our room at the Hawaii Island Retreat or the HEDGE (not just a mere bush, but an entire hedge) of gardenia at the gorgeous infinity pool at the same facility, I would be in a consistent state of near bliss. Just conscious enough to barely function, but peaced out enough not to care. Yea, probably not the best way to be productive as a Green Diva, but not an entirely bad way to live.

Gardenia Hedge in Hawaii - Green Divas

Gardenia Hedge @ Hawaii Island Retreat in Kohala, HI

Unfortunately, we had to remove ourselves from the ylang ylang bliss tree and focus a bit on some fun work we were going to be doing at Kalani as participants in the Puna Culinary Festival, which culminated in the Pupupalooza. Hard to call it work, but being conscientious Green Divas, we felt obligated to do some preparation for our “talk story” and the fun smoothie workshop we agreed to conduct. (look for GD Lynn’s smoothie post that will have pics and recipes from that fun event). 

Early in our Hawaiian adventure, GD Lynn Hasselberger, my GD traveling companion, stumbled upon the #MyHaiku trend on twitter, and we became haiku obsessed for the remainder of our journey. Here are a few of our favorites along with some of the images we captured along the way.

Green Divas Hawaiian Haiku Adventure 

(Enjoy this lil Green Diva slide show of some of our favorite images and haikus from Hawai’i Island—just hover over the bottom of each image to read the corresponding haiku. Put your cursor right over the copy to get a better image of the text.)

For more of our GD photos, search #GDHawaii on instagram.

While you’re here, please check out the Green Divas Podcast featuring Drew Delaware of Kalani who talked about the Puna Culinary Festival . . .  


Eco-Travel, Featured, GD Ticker, Green Divas On the Road, Inspiration, Nature, Outdoor Activities, Random Thoughts, The GD Life, Travelin' Green Divas

About the author / 

Green Diva Meg
megan@thegreendivas.com'

(aka Megan McWilliams Bouchard) is the founder of The Green Divas and GDGD Radio Network (the first green and healthy living radio network on earth for the earth). She's the producer and host of the popular Green Divas Radio Show, one of the first radio shows dedicated to sharing low-stress ways to live a deeper shade of green. Green Diva Meg is a well-known green living expert and media personality.

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  1. genoves1@optonline.net'
    Julie weenie greenie Genovese October 5, 2014 at 7:07 pm -  Reply

    You were rockin the gecko, the volcano, the pupu and the haiku! Woo-hoo! LOVE THE PHOTOS!!!!! Next time, I’m so there! xoxoxo

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