Saturday, May 1, 2010


It's hard to believe May is already upon us, but Mother Nature sure knows. It rained overnight so everything is intensely green and bright despite the clouds. It's warm and damp, humid… and absolutely wonderful.

I find it kind of funny that days just like this instantly remind me of being in Hawaii. Dwight and I had the great good fortune to visit not once, but twice, about 7 years ago. It always strikes me as a bit humorous that a warm, cloudy, possibly rainy, most certainly damp day is what takes me back. You'd think it would a bright, hot, sunny day. But you see, we visited in December and January, the rainy months. So days like to today are what winter looks like in Hawaii. Which is precisely why I want to live there NOW and most definitely want to retire there someday sooner than later.

I would like to go back to Hawaii when it's not the rainy season, but for now, I really like that I can look on a day like today and smile, breathing deeply, remembering paradise as I experienced it, in turn having a bit of here, now.

I don't have a scanner at home and our trips were pre-digital camera days, so I had to take pictures of pictures.

HI from car
This was a typical scene from the car. Just beautiful.

HI northshore
A sunny day, but very windy. This is the North Shore of Oahu – surfing paradise.

Maui. We were heading out to Molokini Crater to snorkel.

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