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Aloha Greeting Card featuring the photograph Ahinahina - Silversword - Argyroxiphium Sandwicense - Summit Haleakala Maui Hawaii by Sharon Mau

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Ahinahina - Silversword - Argyroxiphium Sandwicense - Summit Haleakala Maui Hawaii Greeting Card

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Our greeting cards are 5" x 7" in size and are produced on digital offset printers using 100 lb. paper stock. Each card is coated with a UV protectant on the outside surface which produces a semi-gloss finish. The inside of each card has a matte white finish and can be customized with your own message up to 500 characters in length. Each card comes with a white envelope for mailing or gift giving.

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Fantastic shot. I have been to Haleakala Maui, but saw no Silversword in bloom at the time. I am amazed by the quality of ALL your work, Sharon. v/fav

Sharon Mau replied:

. . ♥ . . mahalo Carol . it is wonderful to know that you realise how special this is . . Aloha . . ♥ . .

Love the lines and angles. This is so unusual. v

Sharon Mau replied:

. . ♥ . . thank you Lisa . . ♥ . .

The lighting and composition are excellent

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. . ♥ . . thank you Larry . . ♥ . .

Beautiful work.

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. . ♥ . . mahalo . . ♥ . .

To see the ʻĀhinahina - Hawaiian Silversword in bloom is truly special . . This image was photographed this morning on the summit of Haleakalā 06 August 2013 08/06/2013 – 05:53:32 AM HST Haleakalā - Hale-a-ka-la literally translates from Hawaiian to English as House of the Sun.

A beautiful sunrise on the summit this morning . . Haleakalā National Park has more endangered species than any other National Park in the United States. One of the plants which is native to only Haleakalā is the ʻĀhinahina, or Haleakalā Silversword. Living only at the summit of Haleakalā , the Silversword has developed some interesting adaptations for survival. One of the lesser-known adaptations is that the leaves of the Silversword form at an angle so that the older leaves focus the warming energy of the sun on to the youngest leaves. The silvery hairs, fleshy leaves, and low-growing rosette form of the Haleakalā silversword - Argyroxiphium sandwicense subsp. macrocephalum - allow it to survive in hot, dry climates like the aeolian desert cinder slopes of the crater. Silverswords live between 3 and 90 years or more. They flower once, sending up a spectacular flowering stalk, and then die soon afterward, scattering drying seeds to the wind. ʻĀhinahina - Silversword - Argyroxiphium sandwicense - Summit Haleakalā Maui Hawaii Copyright © 2013 Sharon Mau - All Rights Reserved http://sharon-mau.artistwebsites.com

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ʻĀhinahina - Silversword - Argyroxiphium sandwicense - Summit Haleakalā Maui Hawaii Haleakalā (/ˌhɑːliːˌɑːkəˈlɑː/; Hawaiian: [ˈhɐleˈjɐkəˈlaː]), or the East Maui Volcano, is a massive shield volcano that forms more than 75% of the Hawaiian Island of Maui. The western 25% of the island is formed by the West Maui Mountains. The tallest peak of Haleakalā, at 10,023 feet (3,055 m), (where I am standing here) is Puʻu ʻUlaʻula (Red Hill). From the summit one looks down into a massive depression some 11.25 km (7 mi) across, 3.2 km (2 mi) wide, and nearly 800 m (2,600 ft) deep. The surrounding walls are steep and the interior mostly barren-looking with a scattering of volcanic cones. Flora and Fauna that exist nowhere else in the world - To see the ʻĀhinahina - Hawaiian Silversword in bloom is truly special . . This image was photographed this morning...

About Sharon Mau

Sharon Mau

Sharon Mau is a freelance documentary and fine art photographer based on the beautiful tropical island of 'Ihi-kapu-lau-mäewa more commonly known as Maui Hawaii - Paradise on Earth - Island of Rainbows. What keeps me alive is found between the images, between the words, between thought, the emptiness of feeling, and in the emptiness of the body . . there arises the fullness and significance of life - Basarab Nicolescu For me a photograph is a mystical portal, through which one may experience another's creative vision. I have a great passion for powerful and intriguing artistic expression, those special images that capture your heart and imagination and draw you in to the image, so I wish for everything to have meaning and impact....

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