Taken on Kauai, the “Garden Isle” — Hawaii’s fourth largest island
Hawaiian Ceremonial Pu shell horns are the traditional Royal fanfare trumpet of the Pacific Islands. They are actually large seashells. Triton, Cassis Cornuta and Queen pink Conch shells are used. They are capable of emitting a loud sound carrying as far as two miles. The volume depends on the style of blowing rather than breath volume capacity.
Since ancient times the pu has been used in chants or to announce the beginning of a ceremony. Today the pu is used to announce the opening of the Hawaii State Legislature, presentation of the royal court at hula festivals and for traditional ceremonies. The pu is also a popular commencement tool at weddings and luaus, and also have been used to honor royalty and famous people.
© by rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011 – 2012
I stumbled upon Mellow Yellow Monday, whose specialty is all things yellow. Intrigued, as yellow is my favorite color, I decided to interject some “sunshine” for the winter months.
The prompt seems simple according to the introduction and directions:
Mellow Monday states … “I chose yellow for this photo meme because it’s my favourite colour and I think the world is always better with a splash of yellow … whether it’s in your home or in nature.
The rules are pretty simple:
1. Every Monday post a photo with a little or a lot of yellow.
2. Please only post photos you have authority to use.
3. Include a Mellow Yellow Badge or a link to this blog in your post.
4. Leave the link to your Mellow Yellow post below on Mr. Linky.
5. Visit other blogs listed … comment & enjoy!”