He ipu nui
Noticed the first bud on the very healthy looking Bushel Basket gourd (Lagenaria siceraria) plants today.
Like the watermelons, these vines are very adventurous.
Seems they will use anything to get to be the queens of the canopy, holding flowers aloft for moths to pollinate.
Take that pink oleander.
He ipu nui!
O hiki ku mauna
O hiki kua,
Nui maoli keia ipu