The 'Anianiau is a beautiful, bright yellow Hawaiian honeycreeper that is known to exists only in the most dense, wet forests of Kauai. Both male and female are bright yellow, although the female is slightly duller. They nest in Ohia and love sipping nectar from Lehua (Ohia flower) and other Hawaiian flora, but bugs like caterpillars give them a little more protein.
Pikake is one of my most favorite smelling flower in Hawaii. Pikake is the Hawaiian name for Jasimnum sambac (Jasmine family) which is also found in India, the Philippines and other similar climates. They have little flowers that open up and have that sweet aroma of misty rainforest candy.
Together, the 'Anianiau and Pikake make a pretty pair. They are a little reminder of the paradise that is Hawaii!
Karen Obuhanych (kto ART) is a Hawaii-based artist who relishes in the simple, happy moments of everyday life.