Sunday, 24 June 2012

Kauai 2012 Na Aina Kai - the statues

The Na Aina Kai Gardens were private until recently when they were turned into a non-profit organization with public tours allowed (reserve ahead). They consist of 240 acres on the eastern side with cliffs going down to the sea. This is a unique garden.

During the tours, you ride on a cart with a very knowledgeable tour guide.

The lady of the land loved art and especially, sculpture.
A contemplative frog greets you at the entrance.
Throughout the property, children work and play - free from the cares of the  world.  

How many kids are needed to save a cat ... or to play follow the leader?

This delicate bird is a part of a larger statue of a Hawaiian man.
There is a fabulous area for children: a North American  Native village,  more sculptures and  areas to explore.
Some are just funny: above - HOGWASH
below - BAD HARE DAY

I believe this is the owner ... in spirit, to forever sit and watch the children play.

As time goes on, their job of building the garden is done ... and it is time to turn it over to others to run and invite you and your family to visit.

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