Tuesday, October 27, 2009


The beach at dusk is like a sweet lullaby and the soft Hawaiian music breeds relaxation, but the trees . . . I keep looking up at them.

This tree is a monument - it even has a plaque attached!

The greens, so green and lush . . . mmmmmmm . . .

Even the long-necked palms work to provide shade from the tropical sun. Somehow, the paved, well traveled roads and sidewalks stand in stark contrast to the natural beauty. More bobbing around in the water today. Yesterday, a darling little Japanese girl played with her parents. She enlisted their help with her sand castle, jumped around to delight them and pranced from shore to sea with sheer joy. I wish I could have taken her picture. Of course, this made me miss Birdie and CB. They would love digging and splashing here. Finn would dive in the warm water - he's brave. Miss Bug could cool her toes, sitting in her walker. We were at the beach early yesterday and we still got a lot of sun. More sunscreen is required today, and maybe more time in the water than on the hot sand. The fruit is crisp and tasty and the fish is delicious! The bed is soft, white, and I've been sleeping more than I'm used to. Thank you so much for checking up on me, far away on a dot in the middle of the Pacific. I'm so happy to share the pictures and comments with you! BIG (HUG)! Aloha!


scrappy quilter said...

What incredible pictures of such a beautiful place. I hope you continue to have sweet rest.

Aisling said...

The "monument tree" is amazing! I love the mental image conjurred up by your story of the little girl playing on the beach. What a moment of pure joy for you to observe. Take care!

Deborah said...

You make photos with your words! So beautiful! I almost feel as if I am there with you! We're on vacation this week too. Tonight we're in NYS sleeping in a valley of the Appalachians. No sun and sand, but amazing, glorious fall beauty!

Blessings dear friend, and enjoy!

Heart Felt said...

Looks like paradise....xx

SuKnitWitty said...

HulaKaBooLa Girl! I'm readin your blog in my Bikini, with a Big Straw Hat, Shades, Sunscreen and FlipFlops. Yep, I'm enjoyin this vacation soooooooo much. Thanks for takin 'UsBlogBuds' along. Gotta go get under the Cabanna...you put on lots of Sunscreen and have fun, fun, fun!

Left-Handed Housewife said...

As always, beautiful photographs. What a paradise!


All things bright and beautiful... said...

Lovely - a visit to Hawaii and I haven't even had my breakfast yet - lol!

Gigi said...

So glad to hear you're enjoying yourself and getting some well deserved rest!

Re said...

The monument tree is amazing.

Kerri said...

Oh everything looks so wonderful! I'm feeling a teensy bit jealous :)


Aloha Pom Pom

Greetings from foggy St. Ives. Yes, it's so foggy I can't see the shed at the bottom of the garden and misty, rain, drizzle and chilliness but oh so good to be alive!!!

Your pictures are wonderful, so bright and cheery. Have you had many cocktails? Have you been sleeping in a hammock? Have you been beachcombing?

Tell all when you are back!
Bye for now
Carolyn xxxxxx ooooo