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Ohia Lehua Greeting Card featuring the photograph Peles Flower by James Temple

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Peles Flower Greeting Card

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Our greeting cards are 5" x 7" in size and are produced on digital offset printers using 100 lb. paper stock. Each card is coated with a UV protectant on the outside surface which produces a semi-gloss finish. The inside of each card has a matte white finish and can be customized with your own message up to 500 characters in length. Each card comes with a white envelope for mailing or gift giving.

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In Hawaii there is a common tree in the forest called the 'ohi'a tree, that is important in Hawaiian culture. It bears beautiful flowers called Lehua... more

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Comments (26)

Trudee Hunter

Trudee Hunter

An amazing image James. L

James Temple replied:

Thanks Trudee... I had to climb over a metal guard rail to get this shot.

A Hillman

A Hillman

Definitely a favorite....revisiting! L/Pinterest

James Temple replied:

Aloha Sunny, thanks for all of your comments on my work today. James

Aneta Soukalova

Aneta Soukalova

Amazing scenery! L/F

James Temple replied:

Aloha Aneta, thank you for your comment. James

Angelika Vogel

Angelika Vogel

Sorry, James, because of using the wrong artist name and not to write in English. This picture is wonderful!

Angelika Vogel

Angelika Vogel

fÜR MICH SIND FARBEN MUSIK: DIES IST EIN BESONDERS GUTES BEISPIEL FÜR kLÄNGE,Peles!

James Temple replied:

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Constance Lowery

Constance Lowery

beautiful work. L/F

James Temple replied:

Thank you Constance! James

A Hillman

A Hillman

Yes, gorgeous! L/Pinterest

James Temple replied:

Thank you! James

Maria Dimitrova

Maria Dimitrova

Beautiful work!

James Temple replied:

Thank you Maria.

Karol Livote

Karol Livote

Beautiful!! F&V

James Temple replied:

Aloha Karol, thank you very much! James

Marcia Colelli

Marcia Colelli

Very lovely breathtaking view. Nice work. L

James Temple replied:

Thanks Marcia... lucky I didn't slip.

Frank J Casella

Frank J Casella

Wonderful work of Art and effect, James. Always love the power of the color red in a photograph.

James Temple replied:

Thanks for your comments Frank!

larisa Fedotova

larisa Fedotova

Wonderful scene!! absolutely beautiful capture! l/f/tw

James Temple replied:

Thanks Iarisa

Zenya Zenyaris

Zenya Zenyaris

Fantastic, beautiful scenery! l/f

James Temple replied:

Thanks Zenya

A Hillman

A Hillman

Fabulous! What an amazing capture, James! L/F

Mary Machare

Mary Machare

Magnificent view! Love the splash of red amidst all the green. LF

James Temple replied:

Aloha Mary, I took this shot 11 years ago on the side of a mountain on Molokai here in Hawaii. Thanks for liking it!

Georgia Mizuleva

Georgia Mizuleva

Splendid work.

James Temple replied:

Thank you Georgia!

Jane Powell

Jane Powell

What a gorgeous capture, James!

James Temple replied:

These endangered chia trees grow in the mountains here on Molokai.

Jane M Dahl

Jane M Dahl

Always a very special flower! I love the legend associated with it. Featured in Hawaiiana. Aloha nui!!

James Temple replied:

Mahalo Jane, and for the feature in the Hawaiiana group!

Nanci Rozal

Nanci Rozal

This brings back great memories, James! We all knew that picking these flowers would bring rain and so we never touched them during Kona storm season! Beautiful capture and perfect "talk story" description! l/f :-))

James Temple replied:

Aloha Nanci, I'm glad I brought back great memories for you.

Sunil Kapadia

Sunil Kapadia

Love the composition and colors. LF

James Temple replied:

Thank you Sunil

Felipe Adan Lerma

Felipe Adan Lerma

What a wonderful legend to explain the beauty of the Peles Flower, James! Love the jump in perspectives and mist rising! like/fav

James Temple replied:

Thank you Felipe!

Robyn King

Robyn King

Fascinating legend that accompanies this breathtaking image gorgeous work James:-) Sharing♥

James Temple replied:

Thanks Robyn

Stanza Widen

Stanza Widen

That is a beautiful legend James and a wonderful photograph to pay tribute to it :-) L/F

James Temple replied:

Thanks Stanza!

Therese Alcorn

Therese Alcorn

Wow! What a view, James! This is magical! V/F

Pat Purdy

Pat Purdy

What a breath taking photo - WOW! just magnificent.

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Marilyn Renneisen

August 8th, 2022

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Love, love. Plan to.buy larger canvas size.

Marilyn Renneisen

August 8th, 2022

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I often buy wonderful artwork in note card size and frame for gifts or smaller wall spaces. On a budget so I find frames at thrif stores.

Jeanne Powell

August 7th, 2022

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Love this one; second time ordering this.

Jeanne Powell

August 7th, 2022

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Great!

Calvin Kleckner

August 7th, 2022

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My nephew, who loves older Audi's, loved this card! He thought it was so cool!

Artist's Description

In Hawaii there is a common tree in the forest called the 'ohi'a tree, that is important in Hawaiian culture. It bears beautiful flowers called Lehua blossoms. Occasionally these blossoms are yellow or orange, but the most common color is red. There is a legend associated with the 'ohi'a tree and it's blossoms that goes like this: One day Pele, the goddess of the volcano, met a handsome young man named 'ohi'a. She desired to have him as her sweetheart. He confessed that he already was in love with another young girl, Lehua. This enraged Pele and she used her magical powers to transform the young man into the ugly 'ohi'a tree. Lehua was terribly sad and pleaded with Pele to return the young man back to his human form. Pele refused so Lehua begged the gods to help her to be reunited with 'ohi'a. Instead of changing 'ohi'a back to a human, the gods transformed Lehua into a lovely red blossom to adorn the 'ohi'a tree. Now when anyone picks a Lehua blossom, it will rain because the lover...

About James Temple

James Temple

I've lived in Hawaii since 2002, 1200 feet above sea level, on the small rural island of Moloka'i. It is very quiet here, with only about 7,400 residents. I appreciate the quiet life after spending 35 years as a commercial illustrator, senior art director and design director for major advertising agencies and design studios in Chicago, San Francisco and Palo Alto California. I've always loved cooking. In 2002 that love led me to a degree in the Culinary Arts just before moving to Hawaii. Since then I designed and built a house, worked in local restaurants, self-published three cookbooks, and took up photography as a hobby. Now retired, I spend most of my time developing recipes and photographing them, plus researching and writing...

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