Mellow Yellow Monday – 08

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

Mellow Yellow Monday #157

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!”

About becca givens

Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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11 Responses to Mellow Yellow Monday – 08

  1. what a cute skirt, i bet he plays beautiful music. visiting from MYM, hope that you can return the visit too.


  2. Becca,
    terrific photo for the entry – love it ..


  3. Leah H. says:

    Nice share for MYM!

    Visiting for Mellow Yellow Monday!
    Hope you can stop by:)


  4. Love your theme, and subject… Hope the Sunshine shone and brought with it brightness on a winters day x


  5. chubskulit says:

    Nice capture!

    Yellow at my page. Please come and see. Thanks!


  6. BloggyLesa says:

    I love Kauai– hope I get to visit it again someday. Very interesting contrast between tradition and new ways (tourists in corner). Thanks for the MYM visit– have a good week.


  7. Kim,USA says:

    These post is awesome. I like how the Pu sound it just get right on you. Something with the sound make you feel alive and alert. ^_^ Thanks for sharing!



  8. Pat Cegan says:

    Nice, BB. hugs, pat


  9. Emille says:

    What the declaration he gives! Happy MYM!


  10. Maple Lane says:

    Becca, What a colorful and unique picture today. Have a great week.


  11. granbee says:

    Becca, I love your choice of this child blowing the pu at the seashore for this week’s Mellow Yellow Monday!


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