Kauai Hawaii

Lovely fern outside of Wai’oli Hui’ia church

Once you’ve been to any of the Hawaiian islands the saying goes you will always return someday. What I’ve come to expect after being gone for awhile, the islands have their own unique way of greeting you upon your return. It’s subtle, you have to be still and look for the signs because they are everywhere.

My morning coffee buddy

 

Partial solar eclipse

 

Partial solar eclipse

 

The gentle sway of the palm fronds in the wind, kinda like they are waving hello. The eagerness and genuine curiosity of the local birds, hopping over to your foot to take a look at you. The beautiful open spirit that only fellow kamaina residents know how to show with a simple gesture. That sparkle in the ocean water that winks only at you. The sound of the ocean waves crashing before your feet and rushing up to gently meet your toes with a caress. The sky right before the sunrise rewards you with colors you can’t remember seeing anywhere else before. The boats out on the horizon blinking their hello right before sunset. The wind slowly sliding through the grove of trees directly above your head as you relax on the beach. The wild hens, roosters and chicks looking at you expectantly for food while slowly advancing towards you. 

Rooster, they are plentiful here along with hens and chicks

 

Lumahai Beach

 

Lumahai Beach

 

Lumahai Beach

 

Lumahai Beach

 

Laying down on the beach towel looking up at the trees on Lumahai Beach

 

Laying down on the beach towel looking up at the trees on Lumahai Beach

 

Hanalei pier, the water winking in the sun

 

Hanalei pier

 

Hanalei National wildlife refuge

 

Mama feeding her baby chick

 

 

 

 

Beautiful glow before sunrise

 

 

The glow before sunrise

 

The glow before sunrise and a small sliver of the moon to the left of the palm branch

 

Cardinal

 

Pair of doves

 

 

Mama feeding her baby chick

 

 

It’s nice within the four of us we each find something to appreciate and admire every day we are here. Today the rain came in sheets for the first time all year we were told. How special to be here and witness the long awaited rain.

 

2 Replies to “Kauai Hawaii”

  1. We visited Oahu 2 years ago. We should make a pact to visit the Big Island in 2 years. You don’t have to stay away very long. Lovely photos of the birds and the island.

    1. Yes, visiting more often sounds wonderful. 🌈

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