Monday, June 30, 2014

Monday' Quotes

A single rose can be my garden
a single friend, my world.
~Leo Buscaglia

The rose is from my garden and one of my all time favorites,
Oranges and Lemons.  It reminds me of the carnival canopy,
stripy, colorful and happy.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Final Memories

Chickens and peacocks in a lush garden.
Recommended by a reader for listening pleasure:
A show that delighted at the luau.
The full moon over the ocean.
No tripod, so the moon is a little wonky.
Pop pop and D reading his magazine.
Even a parade with the King and his court standing guard.

D loving the beach and water.
Of course, waving palm trees.
The tea lady sitting on lava rock by the sea.
Just the right size for a ride.
The three that hiked the Napali trail.
Beautiful church in Hanelai.
Playing peek-a-boo.
Our last morning being greeted by this beautiful rainbow.
It was certainly an over the rainbow adventure.

Happy weekend, dear friends.
May you find your over the rainbow experiences and delight in the small things too.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Flowers, Flowers Everywhere



African Tulip Tree

more African Tulip Tree

The flowers were everywhere.
They were just stunning.
The scent of the plumeria permeated the air.
I was intrigued by the African Tulip Trees.
I delighted in the flowers.
This is why I came to Kauai for flowers and the water.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Kauai - Somewhere Over the Rainbow

One of my girlhood dreams was to fly in a helicopter one day.
Kauai offered the opportunity and the beauty of the green, amazingly lush surroundings,
plus water, water everywhere.
From our condo window after a sudden rain we could count numerous water falls,
but flying up close was a thrill.
One of the first falls was filmed in Jurassic Park.
We flew through canyons, into the island crater, over beaches not accessible by road,
and just beautiful sights everywhere.
Click on any picture for a closer look and enjoy,
we certainly enjoyed tremendously.
The music playing in the earphones on the ride was Somewhere Over the Rainbow
and this was every bit that.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

When in Hawaii?

 When in Hawaii we ate lots of poke.
I didn't know what it was, but soon learned it was delicious fresh
fish in different spicy seasonings.
We bought it at the market and made salads in our condo.
Just delicious and so very fresh!
 Then there were coconuts.
 And a pig roasted under ground.
 The luau had three tables full of yummy delights.
 Lots of fruit at the farmer's market.
 Special Gyokuro tea sprinkled with gold dust.
 More coconuts and frozen bananas dipped in chocolate and macadamia nuts.
More little bananas were just the right size!
I didn't get a picture, but I absolutely loved shaved ice with tropical flavors.
What treats we found there.
Oh you must go and experience for yourself.
You won't be sorry.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Monday's Quotes

Once you have tasted flight,
you will forever walk the earth
with your eyes skyward,
for there you have been,
and there you will always long to return.
~Leonardo da Vinci