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Haleiwa, a beauty spot within easy
reach of Honolulu by rail or motor. Here
Nature has made a wonderful combina-
tion of tropical growth and beautiful water
effects. Bathing, boating and golfing are
pleasures indulged in by visitors to this
charming beach resort.
Waialua, the district in which Haleiwa
is located, has always furnished inspira-
tion to the song writers of the Islands and
all of the compositions tell of the incom-
parable charms of landscape as well as
The Hawaiian people are noted for their
hospitality, generosity and exceedingly
happy nature. They love the beautiful in
Nature and both young and old take de-
light in weaving leis (wreaths) with which
to adorn themselves. This custom of the
natives has appealed to the stranger (ma.
lihini) and today leis are worn by all, par-
ticularly on what is known as "steamer
The poet Lowell has asked this famous
question--" What is so rare as a day in
June?" The answer is —"A moonlight
night in Hawaii with the night-blooming
cereus in bloom."
The picture below is only a tiny portion
of a hedge that is longer than four city
blocks. These perfectly superb flowers
open in the early part of the evening and
close with the rising of the morrow's sun.