Artistry & Beauty of Kula, Maui, Hawaii
I had to drive up to Kula along Haleakala Crater to preview some property today. It was a lucky thing that I had my camera because it was just a gorgeous day.
My first stop was to take pictures of Kula Maui of a project called the Cottages at Kulamanu. They are located right when you first enter Kula on the ocean side of the Hwy. There are 40 duplex and single-family condominiums homes.
As I continued up the Hwy I had to pull over to check out Kula Country Farms. I love this place, they raise beautiful flowers and strawberries. I fell in love with the sunflowers. Maybe because my oldest daughter always enjoyed putting a patch in my own garden when she was a little girl. I love the display of colors against the backdrop of South Maui.
Okay I got to keep moving I am headed towards Grandma's Coffee. If you have ever been to Keokea you have to stop and try Grandma's mocha's and fresh pastries. I break all the rules when I walk in the door. Hot mocha and pumpkin bread, as they say in Hawaii "Broke the Mouth".
If you have lived up Country for anytime at all you really have to appreciate redwood water tanks. They are part of the history of upcountry Maui. In the old days they needed the tanks for water catchments and they were everywhere. People still use water catchments but they are usually lined with plastic. Another thing I like about redwood water tanks is artist like Robert Nelson and Curtis Cost that have forever made them immortal in their artwork.
So I take a left after leaving Grandma's and there were no wolves following me just a passing mongoose. I am driving up towards Silver Cloud Ranch Bed & breakfast. It was once own and operated by a Portuguese family that use to offer trail rides up into the mountains. Now the area is own by a celebrity that I will keep under our hats.
As I was traveling down the road this gentleman was out working on his front yard. I thought this is really a work of art going on here so I pulled over. Excuse me sir, would you mind if I took a few pictures. I told him what you created is a work of art. This guy just lit up, you could tell that he was very proud of the excellent job he did. I hope you enjoy them.
Entance to his garden
If you look real close you can see the gardner.
Sun Yat Sen Park
Sun Yat Sen
So I was thinking of a lunch I had a month ago with a group from China. They invited me to the Fairmont Kea A Lani in Wailea for lunch. Needless to say the food was superb and enjoy a glass of quality wine offered by my new friends. Any way my new friends from China were telling me how Sun Yat Sen was a Hero in China. He help over throw the Monarchy and you know the rest.
View from the park.
Sun Yat San was not a communist but was trying to establish more of a Democracy.
They told a story while Sun was living on Maui he was raising support to overthrow the old rule, Sun Yat Sen said if you donated money to his cause he would make you a general. Needless to say there were a lot of generals running around Maui. So above are a few pictures from the Sun Yat San Park in Ulupalakua.
Lavender Farm Kula
This shot over looks Maalaea Bay
iew up the crater.
My last stop was up to the Lavender Farm in Kula. Okay call me crazy I love flowers. They sell Lavender oils and crushed flowers.
If you like you can have private tea parties and the setting is on top of the world, I mean the crater. This is a very special place. If you come to Maui make sure you include a visit to the Lavender Farm.
Okay I have a weakness for horses. My youngest daughter Meili who is 21 yrs old has talked me into three horses over the years in Haiku. They are enviromentally friendly and fuel efficient and you can recycle waste.
The fields are alive!
So that was my morning to preview property in Kula and a little detour. Next I was off to my Wailea office at the Shops at Wailea to get some work done. So if Kula or Ulupalakua might be your next home give me a call or visit my site at. You can view all homes for sale in Kula Maui. If you would like to be on an email list of updates Kula or Upcountry real estate email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Steven C. Nickens R(S) GRI ABR
Elite Pacific Properties
Wailea, Maui, Hawaii 96753
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