Gardenias come in all shapes and sizes here in Hawaii. This is one of the fuller blossoms. I love the pretty, crisp smell of gardenias. During our morning walks, their smell lingers in the air as we rush by (Uggi is usually on a mission for the next dog hotspot).
I added a Saffron Finch to the composition. These little guys are always flying and flipping around, bouncing from one sweet smell to the next. The male Saffron Finch has a red smudge on his forehead that extends down his throat. The smudge looks like someone took ketchup and thumbprinted his mustard-colored head.
I think I might need to eat breakfast, food analogies are making my tummy rumble!
Karen Obuhanych (kto ART) is a Hawaii-based artist who relishes in the simple, happy moments of everyday life.