Most people don’t realize it rains nearly everyday in Hawaii. How else would you have such lush vegetation? The good news is—the rain is usually brief and warm. If you read my blog way back in August about my favorite places in Hawaii, I mentioned Waimea Canyon on Kauai. When we visited, we climbed the many stairs to the viewing area. Just as we arrived at the top, it started to rain—hard! We ran down all those stairs and across the parking lot to our car. Guess what?? The rain stopped as abruptly as it had started, so back up we hiked to enjoy the warm sunshine and amazing view.
The first Hawaiians experienced the changing conditions and discovered the need for raingear. They made capes out of Ti Leaves.
The leaves were also used to make sandals. When baked, the root became a candy for the children. Hmm . . . wonder what it tasted like?
Another amazing plant, ti, God provided to meet the needs of the early Hawaiians.
Join me on Thursday to see what else they used, and how they used it.