Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A Rock and A Rainbow....

See the rock on the right of the picture? As a child , during the winter I got stuck behind it..... The Big Winter waves of Waimea Bay Oahu, pushed me on a collision course with that little rock, my life flashed before my eyes.... I was pulled to safety by one of my friends....

That rainbow lives out there.... I've taken many pictures of her....and each and every time I take this particular shot, I remember that day . Its GOOD to be alive..... I love that I can CHOOSE how I wish to live, that I can live a good life between A Rock And a Rainbow!!



p.s. yes thats two birds flying UNDER the rainbow..... it just magnificent out there!!


I am a grateful Island gal.........

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Rainbow Connection.....

 Ive come to understand that many many things  within Mother Nature  can help us in daily living....yesterday August 25th, 2014 I found my self swimming in a downpour.... It was really raining.... For me personally, I swim rain or shine... I love the sound of the rain on the ocean... its blissful....
  But when the rain passed and the sun came out.... yup, a Rainbow!!!!.... As the rain moved further away going west, the newly risen sun of the east just lit up the sky with a magnificent rainbow....
No song or saying or prayer or sigh or yelp of joy could ever do justice to the rainbow I stood in front of....
I smiled and thought... "Such is Life, we ALL must go thru the rain.... but as the rain begins to move off into your  past remember .......LOOK  for  that  Rainbow Connection!!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Edge Of Heaven

Even with all the heat and humidity, the blue blue summertime waters of Waimea Bay, North Shore, Oahu

                                             is  like standing on the edge of Heaven......

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Summer Stunners....

 The sun rolls towards the horizon in the islands, she is sizzling hot,
 she  isgetting ready to leave for the day. Stunning hot sunsets are the norm  in Hawaii during the summers....
 The occasional summer  rain is greeted by the sizzling sun , breaking into a song called a rainbow....
 and then if that weren't enough above the Ocean... the waters of summer here on Oahu turn into cathedrals of light!! clear, crystal, beautiful COOL water!!! Thank Goodness for the Ocean!! Its cooling powers epic to the Island people!!
Put them all together and you have The Hawaiian Islands and her stunning Summers......

Monday, June 16, 2014

Made My Day....

An old friend swoops in  underwater, on a sizzling summer day here on Oahu.... Looks me straight in the eye, very unusual for a turtle, eye contact,and i swear I heard "WHAAAZZZUPPPP??"   Made my day it did. Just made my day!!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Happy, Happy Hawaiian....

The water warms, the sun starts to sizzle..... Summer as arrived on Oahu..... 
 The water clears,
                                                                                                              The  fragrance of blooming flowers abound all over the island
 the turtles move back onto the shoreline
The Ocean turns 50 shades of blue....








Summer on Oahu..... I am a  Happy Happy, Hawaiian Island gal............

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

"Thats Not My Problem"

The Beauty of the Hawaiian Islands is not exclusive.....


 There is fabulous beauty all over Planet Earth.....

All of us Blessed with Beauty.


I have in the last several years in the course of a conversation with others, excused myself and walked away....



WHY????


well....The phrase " That's NOT my problem" has become very very offensive to me...

.As far as I'm concerned that phrase is a blatant form of apathy....

and i cannot and will not participate any any conversation or action that includes apathy.


That child on the shoreline at sunset??

 That's my grandson... and i assure u APATHY and "That's NOT my problem" will affect his life directly..... It is my sincere hope that  we as humanity, can in the future walk away from the phrase.... "That's NOT my Problem"  ... and into a life of I CARE.....






I am an island gal.... and i CARE.......


  

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

In my Humble Opinion

Some say " lucky you live Hawaii"   sunsets like this one from North Shore Oahu seem to say the same thing...  but really, are we NOT ALL "lucky to live" on such an amazing planet...
 April here in the Islands continued to be just glorious....all month long..
 but that's what spring is all over the world, just glorious....   In my humble opinion , mankind would be a far better off  if we just really understood ... that this right here, where we live and breath, our planet,  has a far far greater  reward system than mankind and its money could ever provide....

Friday, April 18, 2014

So So Worth It....



 I stood here yesterday  4-11-14 and remembered another day several years ago. I started right here where the sand and this picture begin, picking up trash off the beautiful beach at Makua, west side Oahu. A week day, NO ONE was on the beach. As i walked, I became livid... sooo much trash!!! I was soon talking to myself just under the volume of a scream... For some reason I looked to my left and into the water... There right on the shoreline were 4 big dorsal fins swimming along, following either my footsteps or my yelling... =I Immediately, i felt and held back, the human compulsion to run into the water, try and see if i could see them, swim with them. The size and deep dark color of their dorsal fins told me they were Bottle nose Dolphins and i knew right there that if i went into the water they would be gone. I had been dragging a garbage bag, I stopped, my body motionless..."Hi u guys!! What yah doing??" No answer, so i just pretended i was busy. I continued with my trash pickup, this time I was completely silent, watching while i walked, my very silent ocean companions. they stayed with me awhile and then submerged, silent, in stealth mode, gone in a blink..... It was for me another pivotal moment in my life... I continue to pick up trash off the shoreline, i wont stop. On the days when i'm tired, grumpy or overwhelmed from the amount of trash i'm picking up.... I pause for a moment on the shoreline and I remember those 4 large beautiful dorsal fins ..... keeping trash out of the ocean??? so so worth it....






Wednesday, April 9, 2014

NO Words....




 Sunsets in April......

...........................................just No words...................