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"The Suns Up!"

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I was reminded by Mother Nature this morning just why it is I get up before the chickens and then practically beat myself up to get to the east shoreline before dawn..




Today, February 24, 2012, began with one of the most beautiful sunrises. Yes, it is still winter water here on Oahu... but this sunrise more than made up for it especially when the gulls flew by, their voices sounding like laughter, I swore I heard them gleefully say, "THE SUNS UP!"









I am an island gal............

Love...

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Rewind to the 1960s;
I'm a child, outside, having a two way conversation with my cat"Pelekia".
I'm meowing, he's meowing answering me. This conversation is one of many I have with the animals i love so dearly, all animals down to the smallest insect, I am enamoured of.
I hear my Mom talking indoors to my father," Foster, do you hear those CATS? Where is that coming from?" I don't hear my fathers reply, but my little face breaks into a smile. "Poor Mom, she's confused again"


Fast forward to Nov 2011...my daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter Malia are here on R&R. My daughter calls me from the beach house they are renting. "MOM, I wondered what was with the birds. I went to look.. its YOUR GRANDDAUGHTER on the porch having a two way conversation with a bird in a tree!"


I threw my head back in laughter. Love, it comes in different forms I believe. For myself and now my granddaughter that love is for the animals.

I counsel my…

Our Hearts...

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I stand and watch the rising sun in the east, color the clouds of the North Shore, every year at this time I stand here and cannot believe how Waimea Bay, Oahu, rages during winter... I met my first wild and free bottle nose dolphin right here in ...the middle of this picture. As free as can be he, popped up in front of me.. "HI" .. I never heard him coming.. never saw a dorsal fin, he just was there. Looking into the eyes of the " other intelligent" creature who, has made their appearance to you, of their own accord is life changing.. I cannot explain to you what is in those eyes.. but I know they are more knowledgeable than I ... I wait expectantly for the waters of the bay to calm, to return to solid blue..I have come to understand that our heart beat sends out electrical impulses.. it is those impulses I think the dolphins sonars pick up and identify us by. Leave your boats and your kyaks and your boards on shore.. slip into the water, let the ocean and her cre…

Full On...

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We are into full on winter weather here in the islands... rough cold ocean, i will now be out of the water till March or April...


The best thing about the islands.... lots of stuff above water just as beautiful....









I will try and keep you as updated as I can as we move full on into our rainy season...I still remember the winter it rained 40 days and 40 nights straight....


It Is As It Should Be....

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After work... i felt the need to go to turtle rock.... i soon knew why... this turtle has fishing line wrapped around both flippers and his head...the line had tightened and this guy could not swim.. just float.. this turtle... look at his face,was asking for help... "Okay i said Be right back.. gonna get my scissors.." swam to shore..... went in my bag .. NO SCISSORS!! OMG... i hit the beach running... my big mouth a plus at this time.. "SCISSORS or a KNIFE PLEASE!!!!"... these guys hand me a knife... the kind u use to fillet fish.. OMG! "okay lani... Do no harm" I knew I couldnt do it alone.... fate took care of it... two beautiful Brazilian men saw the turtle...then saw me coming with the knife..."Please help me" I said... and they did... one spoke no English, one spoke only a little.. I donot speak Portugese.. BUT we KNEW without the need for words what needed to be done... This turtle now swims free .... and the 3 of us, united beyound word…