Tuesday, July 18, 2006

lei pikaki


The rain and heat have given me a bumper crop of pikaki blooms. Two days worth was enough to make a single strand. I wish I could post the scent ,so fragrant and beguiling that dozens of songs have been written about it. Pikaki is the traditional lei for lovers and weddings.

7 comments:

platitudinal said...

I can smell them! :) I vaguely remember hair twirled in a bun and putting those flowers into it with hairpins. We call them kembang melati. Thanks for sharing the beautiful picture.

Recycled By Hyena said...

I am sure they smell as good as they look. It is so delicate and pretty!

erika said...

I still have some pikake perfume from Hawaii. I LOVE that smell. You are so lucky to have them growing in your yard!

simmyb said...

What a great idea and they look so loevly too. I'll just imagine the scent....

Funky Finds said...

I love your creations. I just had to post about them on my blog, Funky Finds! :)

http://funkyfinds.blogspot.com/2006/07/saltygal.html

Jes said...

OH HOW LOVELY!!!

And how cool about your brother!! I love Jonny Depp so, I am ultra jealous!! LOL

What does he do creatively??? I'd love to know! You are a creative family I bet!

PS...I am so psyched about doing those oil cloth bags as gifts!!

yoonie at home said...

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