Saturday, February 25, 2012

To Market on the Kona Coast........

A quick trip to the outdoor market in downtown Kona was really interesting.  I enjoyed the handcrafted items using shells, stones, and tree bark.  The people were friendly and shared stories of their families who made the items.

Great looking fresh veggies, always a market must-have.................

.....beautiful leis made from local Plumeria tree blossoms,
we saw many farms across the island growing 
these small trees.....

...............orchids, about the only thing 
I've seen which costs less here than 
on the mainland!

I've no idea the name of this stunning flower, 
but it's very colorful and pretty!

More of those delicious papayas we're enjoying at breakfast - and yes, I'm thinking also much cheaper than at home!


  1. What fun. I love the sights and scents of a local market. I'll have some of those papayas and an orchid or two please!

  2. Stopping by to say, "Aloha, Mary". Looks like you are in paradise! ~ Sarah

  3. Mmmm those papayas! Another lovely day in your island paradise!


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