A vine with heart-shaped leaves climbs the wall of the Wist Annex 2 building. The leaves with their iconic shape serve to remind students of the qualities associated with the heart such as longing, joy and love as well as the upcoming Valentine’s Day events. Kanna Yawataya
Afternoon sunlight shines through old fabric revealing the graffitied walls of UHS Building 2. The building once housed offices for ULS faculty, but was scheduled for demolition several years ago. In the meantime, left vacant, it accumulates graffiti and mysteries. Jolie Yim
Late afternoon light shines through the window frames of Castle Memorial Hall. The building, which houses the elementary, art and chorus classrooms along with a number of faculty and staff offices, was built during World War II. It was a gift from the Samuel N. and Mary Castle Foundation. Jocelyn Ki
The lattice work of a garden arbor is framed perfectly within the openings in the arbor’s opposite side. This arbor is one of several that sit in the courtyard garden at the Lab School. Recently, Project Pono students and other volunteers erected the arbors in a row, forming an informal walkway through the courtyard. Oftentimes, arbors are used to support plants, especially vines, such as grapes and tomatoes, but this new structure has yet to be planted. Alyssa Redoble
A set of steps lead mysteriously upwards and around the corner at one of the two large playgrounds at Lydgate State Park on the island of Kaua‘i. The playgrounds, both of which are multi-story structures, contain art, secret passageways, monkey bars, jungle gyms and many other kid and adult friendly surprises.