I woke on Sunday, the day after the tsunami to rain and wind. I thought " if it doesn't stop raining I'm going to be a very cold swimmer"! I headed west. The west is the dryer side of the island of Oahu, so i thought i would see if the weather was better there.

It was...

The nice thing about the sun and rain playing together are the rainbows. The rainbow that greeted me in the west on Sunday morning was magnificent!

I stood quite awhile and watched this rainbow. This past year 2009-2010 has been a joyous year, but a year with change. Change is never easy and some days i find myself tired beyond reason.

Looking past my reason into the greens and blues, reds and yellows of this beautiful planet helps me to balance the things in my life that need balanced!

When i finally entered the water I noticed immediately that the ocean was very shallow! I was bumping my toes on rocks that on any other day were far beneath me. The ocean was still adjusting its self from the tsunami the day before. The divers coming in from deeper water said the shark cave that houses a family of white tip sharks was empty, they were gone.

I swam around for quite awhile in a empty ocean.. no turtles.. reef fish off in deeper water.. until finally, a turtle! LOL he wasn't just any turtle, this is the turtle with the magnificent shell i see from time to time!

I should of known, with the rainbow in the sky up above , that the first thing i would see in an ocean that is busy rebalancing itsself is a Magnificent turtle!

I am an island gal.....


Carol said…
Beautiful post, go glad you found the "special" turtle. I love the photo with the rainbow and the leaf up close.
leilani said…
Thank you Carol=0)
Chrissy said…
GORGEOUS HEADER!... Glad u posted my favorite sea creature...Always enjoy your posts Lei...
Jo said…
That's amazing that after a tsunami, the water goes out.

I always enjoy looking at your beautiful photos. It makes me feel as if I have taken a mini-vacation to Hawaii. :-)
ρομπερτ said…
Moved me more than I am able to admit right now. Thank you so very much.
Please have a wonderful Wednesday.
Firefly said…
You have such an special bond with nature. It's inspiring how you can feel nature's moods in your own and gets cheered up when nature is happy. Truly an Island Girl.
Jess said…
You live in such a beautiful place
leilani said…
Thank you Chrissy =0D Ur comment about it was the reason its there!

Jo and Robert ur encouragement keeps me going..LOL right now my legs hurt so bad i cant sit! =0I

Fire some times they look at me like i have a few screws in my head loose! I dont care i adore them.. LOLOL

Jess, Thank you.. this planet of blues and greens, reds and yellows browns and oranges just amazes me!

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