The 'Alauahio (Maui Creeper) is a beautiful yellow bird. They live only in Maui on the slopes of Haleakala. Although abundant in this small area, the 'Alauahio's survival depends on the conservation of their habitat.
Curiosity plays a role in the 'Alauahio's personality. If intrigued, they will come right up to people to check things out. These two are doing just that. They found a great welcoming sign in a jacaranda tree and decided to see who's coming to visit.
In Hawaii it is customary to brings lei of flowers to welcome guests to the islands. These two were kind enough to bring a whole tree!
Karen Obuhanych (kto ART) is a Hawaii-based artist who relishes in the simple, happy moments of everyday life.