Today's Ke Aloha is the Mamo, an extinct species that still revered in Hawaii. Their long curved beaks were perfect for digging out nectar from flowers like these lobeliads (and makes them perfect for the Ke Aloha series).
These Mamo remind me of a reverse Charlie Brown a little with their yellow stripe in the middle.
Ke Aloha is all about soulmates and cherishing the loved ones around you. Every morning I say to my husband, cat and dog, "You know I love you? I do!! I do!! I do!!" and they all look at me like, "Yep, we know you crazy lady." Oh well, I think its important that the people (and pets) that I love know for a fact that I love them very much:) You can never give too much love and kisses!
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Karen Obuhanych (kto ART) is a Hawaii-based artist who relishes in the simple, happy moments of everyday life.