|Protea in full bloom|
|Lavender Garden, Maui|
|Looking down at the valley|
We searched high and low for the resident Jackson's chameleons in the area but could not find any. A couple of purple finches watched us hungrily as we enjoyed our lavender tea and scone but we did not share.
|I'iwi, not too close|
For the first time I did managed to capture a photo of the rare Maui Amakihi, a yellow honeycreeper with a medium size curved beak. He landed very nearby and stayed in place just long enough for me to snap this picture before fluttering off again.
|My best pic to date of the rare Maui Amakihi|