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Lucky bamboo New Year's decorations on sale at Longs Drugs

Aloha and Happy New Year from Honolulu. I was tickled to find these lucky bamboo and pine arrangements at my neighborhood Longs Drugs. In Japanese tradition, they are placed at the entrances to the home during the New Year’s festivities. Looks like this practice has taken root here, like many other Japanese traditions.

On that topic, I’ve started a new design studio here in Honolulu, with a new website:
localcolorhawaii.com

My first post of the year over there is also about a Japanese New Year’s tradition: mochi soup! Please take a look and if you like what you read, I’d be honored if you’d follow my Local Color blog too.

Wishing you a wonderful, leafy, green 2015!

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Closed (circular) lei of orange and white flowers.
Sorry it’s been a little quiet here, but I’ve been doing background research on Hawaii plants. While I’ve been reading about them, I’ve noticed that the authors always mention which parts of each plant are used in lei-making. So I quickly got the picture that lei are an important part of the culture here, and of how people relate to plants. Today, I was given a lei for the first time, and I wrote about it on my other blog. Please enjoy!

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Reading up on the new flora and environs at the public library. Stay tuned for more soon!

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