ophe's promise

something akin to a sketch pad

moon phases
Location: Hawaii, United States

one of my favorite quotes: Be Humble for you are made of earth; Be Noble for you are made of stars.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Kumu Koa

Kumu - 1) foundation ,base,trunk or 2)teacher or 3)beginning, source, origin
Koa - 1) brave, fearless or 2) soldier or warrior or 3)endemic forest tree

This giant tree, native only to Hawaii, was used for generations for the great canoes that carried Hawaiians in their sea-going ventures. Today, there are NO Koa trees of the size required to fashion a large canoe, but with continued reforestation, perhaps future generations will know of its true nobility.

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