Shower trees in Waimea are gone
Where are all the shower trees that used to line up for a quarter of a mile at the entrance of Waimea Canyon Drive (on the west side of the drive)? Why did the state/county decide to cut them down? Those trees where there for many, many years. They used to bloom bright yellow flowers in the spring. Tourists would stop and take pictures of it in the spring.
In the winter we have our Waimea Town Christmas Parade. The parade would travel down Waimea Canyon Drive and east onto Kaumualii Highway. The shower trees used to shade those greeting the parade between 4:30 p.m. to the setting of the sun.
Now they are there no more! We (locals and tourists) will miss the beauty in the spring. I surely hope that they will replace them. It won’t be the same. What a shame.
Howard Tolbe, Eleele