Braveheartsmom, your camera picked up the pic's just perfect. The pic of the sea was my favorite but I sure did enjoy viewing the bloom's from some of the tree's. I must add that I have never heard of a Brazilian Cardinal.
Glad you enjoyed the pics - interesting to note that the golden shower tree comes in many shade of yellow / gold. This one happens to be rather a pale one. I have lusted after a rainbow shower tree for ages now - they have blooms that are pink and yellow, and best of all they are sterile so there isn't the seeding problem that the golden has - my kind of tree!
Aloha Carol - no water restrictions here in Kihei, but I believe it is so upcountry. We are usually the very last to go on restrictions because of the tourists... Funny though because it looks as if it is raining almost every afternoon up the mountain.