Whether climbing, hugging, drawing inspiration from them or using their branches in my artwork - trees have always spoken to me. They capture my artistic consciousness and whisper legends in the winds. Rainbow eucalyptus is one of my favorite species. Each trunk holds a unique composition with brilliant shades of purple, blue, green, coral and orange. As a child in Maui I thought fairies had painted them (in fact maybe I still do) - you can't help but feel magic in their presence. I stumbled on these beauties yesterday in the midst of a gorgeous botanical garden and had to share. Happy Aloha Friday!
Images taken at Botanical World Adventures in Hakalua, Island of Hawaii.