Most believe Aloha is just a greeting, but the word is a way of life for most living here on the islands. Here, Aloha is an attitude, guidance towards living a certain way of life ~ the Aloha spirit.
I have written many times about the Big Island of Hawaii. It is one of my favorite places~ a place not too far from home that has come to be my home away from home.Hawaii makes me feel alive - a place that feeds the senses and the soul. Sweeping coastlines, fields of black lava interspersed with green grasses and wonderful flowering trees, sand and sea. Lots of delicious fruit from the tree. The sound of birds.. at all hours of the day and night.Coconut M&M's. Island life is good! One of my favorite pastimes here is early morning runs, camera in hand.These runs are sporadic with many stops along the way to take a picture or pick up a pod..or two. I often arrive home my hands and hat full of goodness. I don't usually get a lot of creative time here, as life is busy with family and friends, so sometimes a little floral arranging has to be sufficient to feed my fix. Mother nature has a very humorous side to her on the island. She is quirky and fun-loving. She has created the oddest assortment of seeds and pods to date. I havent a clue what half of these are called, but you will be happy to know that I finally have a book. Unfortunately, I haven't had time to open it. Next time... I have yet to figure out the "seasons' here, but there is definitely lots of changes in between my visits. While one tree is flowering the next is on its way to hibernation. This island is so diverse with all of its different ecosystems. I am slowly learning more about it everyday. It's just so mysterious I keep wanting to come back for more! Beautiful colors, shapes and textures.Actually, thinking out loud here, I should do a post on all the textures and patterns in nature found here. Succulents grow very well on the Big island and are in nice contrast to flowering blooms. I really do love my little bounty. I wish I could bring it all home and share with you... Signing off with a sunset.Wish you were here!
A, ala, watchful, alertness L, lokahi, working with unity O, oia’i’o, truthful honesty H, ha’aha’a, humility A, ahonui, patient perseverance