Saturday, February 4, 2017

The Sand in the Winter

Tossed clean by the large winter waves and dried by the Hawaiian sun..... 
                                             

                                                    .......its a beautiful sight.....
                                                                     on Oahus North Shore........


                                             The Sand in the Winter................

Friday, January 20, 2017

Winter Wonderland...

 This is our winter here on Oahu....

                                  im loving my new camera and North Shore Oahus.....





                                                  Winter wonderland...................

Saturday, December 31, 2016

The Powerful Entity called Gratitude...

I was pulling into the bank in my little town on Oahu.. I looked into  my rear view mirror and saw an woman, older , with a back pack and cat carrier... I got out of my car and approached her...

" Hi, are u Homeless?" I asked, i glanced at her  beautiful cat that she had on a lease...." yes, I am", she replied.  My legs went weak, I sat down beside her and just  started to talk with her...

I'm not rich in money  so when i gave her all the money i had , it was only two dollars and some change.  She hadn't asked for it, i felt the need to give it to her.

She was soooo sooo grateful it brought tears to my eyes... She could buy cat food she said..   I talked to her a bit more and then left....


I went on about my way in the next little town, when my phone rang.....

   "Hello?"

"HI LEILANI, ITS JACKIE,  I BOUGHT YOU A NIKON!!"......


last year when i fell over a rock on the shoreline , my camera in hand, it knocked the focus off.... I needed another camera... and Jackie.. well Jackie, was part of this day, where an act of kindness, created a wave of gratitude, that provided one person to change my life.....I could never buy a Nikon on my income....


And so as i took the first of many captures with this beautiful new camera... I lifted my heart, my mind, my soul up in gratitude... so that maybe somewhere someplace on this planet my gratitude changed another persons life....



She was homeless, but her gratitude, shared with me, was a very powerful, powerful Entity....




Jackie... may your blessings be too many to count.... Thank you.... 



Sunset with the Nikon... in the place you and I call home North Shore, Oahu.....


                                   HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!


















Friday, September 2, 2016

Dolphin Delight

Dolphin swimming from shore is one of the most exciting, invigorating , grueling, mind bending things there is... =)      August 30th 2016... was one of those morning.... at the Magical Beach called Makua on the westside of Oahu... my friends the dolphins were in fine form.....


 people asked me when i say they have helped to change my life, they ask me how?
I reply..... when u understand that you are here for a reason... when u look out into Mother Nature and understand she is here for you to love, care for, benefit from, be responsible for, maintain, partake of, adore.... It changes you.... you go from me.... to us......and its delightful.....

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

"Blessed are the Meek'

in my travels up and down the shorelines of Oahu... i have learned this....

                        .............


Blessed are the Meek.......

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

History Lesson....

I always say.. the History of these Hawaiian Islands is  stored behind the eyes the Hawaiian Green Sea turtle... a friend let me take his close up..... They are very special creatures....if they could only speak human , we could get priceless history lessons....

Monday, April 18, 2016

Cant quite believe it....

April and the surf still roars..... will it ever end ? Cant quite believe it...ooo its very beautiful... but you can not see a thing underwater.... its been a very long winter here in the islands....

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

A Smile.....

Its been 3 months since my last post....Im sorry....  We were in winter here in the islands.... Its almost April... I  finally got in the water last week... the intermittent  calm water of spring had even the Honu smiling!!    A Smile... universal in its translation!!




I am a smiling Island Gal......

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Its All About The Love...


Winter Waves on the North Shore, the Ocean literally roars ....
I have come to understand through the years that Mother Nature lives with great love.... these big waves clean the reefs and the shoreline of the North Shore Oahu, come summer we will step into water clean and cleared in love by Mother Nature....
First two shots taken yesterday, 1-4-16.. Winter North Shore, Oahu... 3rd shot..... North Shore, Oahu... summer 2015..... Its all about the love.....

Friday, January 1, 2016

The Honor , The Beauty , The Gift.......


January 1st 2016...... May you find in this year 2016............. ........ The Honor , The Beauty , The Gift, of being Human on Planet Earth.....
This blog is now 8 years old.... this year I would like to take you in a new direction..... but do not despair... .... I am still....... ......an island gal.....