i recently returned from hawai'i, visiting the island of oahu.
since this was my second trip there, i had already seen lots of the traditional sights (diamond head, waikiki beach, etc.) so one of the few things on my to-see list was the koko crater botanic garden!
inside of the giant koko crater, they have arranged an organic display of local plant life and region specific flora. since it is rather tucked away, and the paths are unpaved, you feel like you are wandering the crater- discovering your own favorites out in the wild!
i especially loved the tribute to the americas with emphasis on the southwest. i have been keeping an eye out for interesting textures and patterns and these cacti were spot on! spike on? ;)
enjoy these pictures + the inspiration!