It looks like a banana plant, but like ginger too, but actually it's a type of bird of paradise - Heliconia rostrata - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heliconia_rostrata
Our cottage at Koali Ranch, about 6 miles past Hana.
The famous Hasegawa General Store really does carry everything you might need.
Heed warning signs!
Our first day was overcast a lot, but the sun broke through occasionally on the distant hills.
Moonlight view over the ocean from our cottage.
Crazy jumper again!
Under the moonlight in Kihei.
Shooting the partial lunar eclipse.
The partial lunar eclipse started around midnight on Sunday night (June 3-4).
West Maui in the distance under the full moon. The lights of Maalaea are along the shore, and lights on wind generators go up the mountainside.
This sign in the Haleakala Visitor Center on June 4th.
Observatories on Haleakala, dominated by the silvery housing of the Air Force's telescope used for tracking satellites and orbiting debris.
Although it looks comfortable, the wind was blowing hard! 50+ mph winds were recorded on this day, causing us a lot of worry about the day of the transit (the next day).
Looking down on the clouds on the west side of the mountain from the Leleiwi Overlook area (8840 ft).
Ferns at Hosmer Grove near the Haleakala park entrance (6800 ft. elevation)