WW: From My Parents’ Garden

May 14, 2008 by Kailani  
Filed under hawaii, wordless wednesday

Which one is your favorite?

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Owner and founder of An Island Life. Sharing my life as a mother to 3 wonderful daughters, working as a flight attendant, and living a blessed life in Hawaii.


48 Responses to “WW: From My Parents’ Garden”
  1. Half Pint Pixie says:

    wow, beautiful flowers, is that a real pineapple?

  2. Liza's Eyeview says:

    Awesome! They are beautiful! I love orchids and anthuriums – these photos brought smiles to my face :)

    Liza’s Eyeview’s last blog post..Wordless Wednesday: Memories – We Discovered the Video Cam in 2001

  3. MIchelle says:

    First it is the pineapple ;) and then the orchids.The pictures are beautifully captured..Happy WW.

    MIchelle’s last blog post..Wordless Wednesday~Stanley Park~

  4. Kailani says:

    Half Pint Pixie

    Yes! It’s a real pineapple. My Dad grows them in his yard. :-)

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Aloha ~ Kailani
    An Island Life

  5. Rach (Heart of Rachel) says:

    Belated Happy Mother’s Day! Hope you had a special celebration with your dear family.

    Those are all beautiful flowers. I love the purple and yellow orchids.

    Rach (Heart of Rachel)’s last blog post..Best Wishes Daphne

  6. Robin (the pensieve one) says:

    Is it a miniature pineapple? It’s so cute, it caught my eye because of its perceived smallness.

    I love the cheerfulness yellow flowers bring, so I guess that’s my favorite of the bouquet :) .

    Robin (the pensieve one)’s last blog post..Turndown Service ~ Friday’s 40PC #3

  7. witchypoo says:

    Tell your dad the pineapple wins, because it’s purdy and you can eat it.

    witchypoo’s last blog post..Get Out Much?

  8. Bahama Mama says:

    The pineapple is the best because it makes me drool – although I am allergic to fresh and would blow up like a balloon. Can eat canned though – wierd.

    Bahama Mama’s last blog post..Bonzaii!

  9. maria says:

    right now, right this minute I would kill to go outside and grab a mango and some of those little bananas to go with that pineapple. Washed down with 100% no blend Kona coffee.


    My jar of pineapple in light syrup just became a whole lot less appealing. :)

  10. Saph -Walk with Me says:

    Oh, the orchids are so pretty but I’d say the pineapple cause I love eating them!! =)

    Saph -Walk with Me’s last blog post..Wordless Wednesday: Mother’s Day Pictures

  11. Cathi says:

    How can you possibly pick just one favorite? Everyone of them is incredibly beautiful! I’d truly love to see more photos’s of their garden!!

    Cathi’s last blog post..Wordless Wednesday – The Princess and the Box

  12. Erin says:

    My favorite is the yellow orchid. Can I live somewhere where I can grow orchids in my garden? Iowa just won’t let me!

    Erin’s last blog post..Something That Might Interest You

  13. Jeannie says:

    Holy Moly those are some GREAT pictures!!!! =) Love them! Thanks for sharing your Hawaii beauty with us in blog world!!!

    Jeannie’s last blog post..Playing Around

  14. Angie says:

    I love them all but if I had to pick, I really like the 5th picture. What is the name of that flower? So pretty!

    Angie’s last blog post..Welcome Mommy Fest Blog Party People

  15. Kim says:

    They are all too beautiful to choose only one!

  16. LuAnn says:

    While the heart-shaped flower is wonderful, I’ll give the nod to the purpley flowers in the first picture, as purple is my favorite color!

    LuAnn’s last blog post..Posh Mama on the Back Porch

  17. Dad of Divas says:

    All of these are great pictures, I would say that I like the 1st or 5th pictures…what kind of flowers are these? The pineapple does look enough to eat though!

  18. Jessica K says:

    Wow, what a garden! I can’t believe your dad grows pineapples. That’s awesome. My favorite is the heart shaped red flower, though. The shape of it made me smile as soon as I saw it. :)

    Jessica K’s last blog post..Electric Slide

  19. Jessica says:

    what gorgeous plants. the PINEAPPLE!!! if there were a plumeria photo, i would have chosen that!

    we are coming in one MONTH! yay!

    Jessica’s last blog post..where are my pop tarts

  20. Where You At?! says:

    What a beautiful place to be…

    Where You At?!’s last blog post..Wordless Wednesday

  21. Kim says:

    WOW! They are all so beautiful! I can’t pick just one so I’ll eat the pineapple and enjoy the rest.

    Kim’s last blog post..Summer Reading

  22. Kelly @ Love Well says:

    I can almost smell the fressia. Those are all stunning!

    Kelly @ Love Well’s last blog post..The Art and Heart of Giving

  23. angie says:

    second to last, but they are all amazing.

    angie’s last blog post..6 Word Memoir Meme

  24. My Virtual Diary says:

    wow i can’t choose.they’re all pretty.and oh by the way,very nice layout..it’s so cool

    Mine is up,hope you check it out too!
    Behind My Back

    My Virtual Diary’s last blog post..Behind My Back

  25. Renee says:

    who can pick one favorite from those? They are all beautiful!

    Is this your dad’s green thumb at work? Those are all awesome.

    I wish the place that sell plants here would stop carrying plants that don’t even grow in our climate… I keep finding tropical plants and wondering how in the world they expect us to grow them. sigh

    Renee’s last blog post..My Mother’s Day

  26. debbie says:

    No way…there is no way to choose a favorite!! All of them are just adding to that list of “why debbie wants to live in hawaii”!! And she will someday…someday!! And i will have a beautiful garden too!!
    Have a wonderful wednesday!!

    debbie’s last blog post..Wacky Wednesday…weally, it is!!

  27. matt says:

    wow, gardens on the east coast don’t quite look as nice.

    matt’s last blog post..Betta Fish Don’t Need Isolation

  28. Holly Schwendiman says:

    How can you possibly pick? They’re all totally beautiful!


  29. Desert Songbird says:

    They’re all stunning, but you can pass me a pineapple anytime!

    Desert Songbird’s last blog post..Wordless Wednesday – Another Scene from Sea World Adventure Camp

  30. Tammy says:

    I can’t pick!!!
    Those are all so beautiful!

    Tammy’s last blog post..New York…1997

  31. Jeannie says:

    I wanted to share this blog with you…
    They are over in Hawaii…
    Thought you might know where they are….


    I also sent her the link to your blog! Thought maybe you could give her some info on things to do or see. They have been a few times but I’m sure there are things they haven’t seen!!!! =)

    Jeannie’s last blog post..I’m drained….

  32. Angela says:

    I can’t decide…but I am totally in awe!

    Angela’s last blog post..I Still Say They Look Alike

  33. Melinda says:

    Great pics and I love the design/layout of your blog!

    Melinda’s last blog post..Wordless Wednesday

  34. Sarah (Real Life) says:

    Wow! It would have to be the purple ones. They’re all beautiful, though.

    Sarah (Real Life)’s last blog post..Steps to Overcome Blogger’s Block!

  35. TheAngelForever says:

    Hmmm. . . sorry not good at making decisions, especially when they are all so gorgeous. Your parents have an amazing garden :)

    Happy WW!

    TheAngelForever’s last blog post..My Baby is 1

  36. Jen says:

    They’re all so gorgeous…I love pink…so the pink ones are my favorite!

    Jen’s last blog post..Dog Tired ~ No Bones About It!

  37. Richelle F says:

    I love the heart shaped one. That is really cool.

    Richelle F’s last blog post..Help for a friend

  38. Pamela says:

    I don’t know. I think I need a closer look. Like in person

    Pamela’s last blog post..Sagging Naturally

  39. Sher :) says:

    Wow!! How can I pick only one, when they’re all so beautiful! Lucky mom of yours! I guess if I HAVE to pick, it’s gotta be the purple. Surprise surprise. *lol*

    Sher :) ’s last blog post..May Book Giveaway ~ I Care About You

  40. Dee says:

    I love the Pineapple! Your mom’s garden rocks!

  41. Tishia Lee says:

    I like every one of the pictures, it’s hard to pick which one is my favorite. I really like the picture of the pineapple and the one of the ‘little boy’ plant (2nd picture). I don’t know if that’s a ‘real’ nickname for that type of plant but when I visited Hawaii when I was younger, my grandma told me that’s what those plants were nicknamed…LOL

    Your mom’s garden rocks!

    Tishia Lee’s last blog post..I Missed You?

  42. Sassyfrazz says:

    It is hard to chose a favorite, because they are all so very pretty! You are blessed to see this beauty right in your gardens! I hope to see Hawaii someday! My friend just got back from a trip there. They saw Maui, and said it was breathtaking!

    Happy (belated WW)~

  43. AreWeThereYetMom says:

    I just love tropical flowers. They are all gorgeous. It’s hard to choose, which one is my favorite. The anthirium, and the orchids are lovely. And I’ve never seen a baby pineapple before. That’s cute!

    AreWeThereYetMom’s last blog post..When I think about Shoes?..

  44. Deb - Mom of 3 Girls says:

    Those are beautiful, Kailani! I’m loving to see everything around here finally starting to bloom. :)

    Deb – Mom of 3 Girls’s last blog post..Bloggers Unite for Human Rights – Thursday Thirteen style

  45. Melissa Markham says:

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing! Eat some fresh pineapple for me:)

  46. Mary @ Adventures in Mommyland says:

    Wow how beautiful your so lucky to live in such a cool place. I’ve always wanted to go to Hawaii. I like the pineapple, and the little purple and ed flowers.

    Mary @ Adventures in Mommyland’s last blog post..DVD/VHS Giveaway

  47. Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor says:

    My favorite is the second to last one in pinks, oranges and yellows. What a wonderful color combination! Makes me want to go make some polymer clay beads in these colors!!

    Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor’s last blog post..Making Polymer Clay Molds – Inspiration From the Sea


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