Hā’iku Gardens

7x10in. Transparent watercolor. $150
This was the site of a farm, and then a private estate, until today, as the site of a popular local restaurant, Haleiwa Joe’s. It is a place rich in history for my nuclear family–we go there to celebrate birthdays, retirements, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, our wedding day. Wandering through the gardens makes waiting for a table a pleasant diversion and many couples have dined here to celebrate or enjoy each other’s company. The grounds are full of plants that look good to eat–and are, a veritable garden of Eden with pomegranates, mango, lychee, banana, etc.