Tuesday, February 18, 2014

2014 begins with much needed rest!

 35 years ago we hiked the Na Pali Coastline on our honeymoon! This time we managed a mile in. Far enough to see spectacular views. Our "Love Shack" on Kauai was about four feet from the beach. We had huge wave warnings - 50' by midnight. I was packed and slept in my clothes ready to evacuate at any minute. Rick just laughed. Of course they just reached 30' by morning. Absolutely spectacular! No swimming. Not even surfing.  Rick's distant cousins are neighbors of the Princeville Botanical Gardens and what a treat to see all that they have accomplished! Amazing plantings everywhere. They even make chocolate from their cacao. Truly though, our reason for the visit was to see Rick's Mom. She has managed to reach 90 so time with her is precious.

Refreshed and back in the studio!
Full Moon Rising over Diamond Head - Oahu

Huge storm waves hitting the Na Pali coastline on Kauai

Princeville Botanical garden - 8 acres of incredible plantings

Sunrise from our "Love Shack" on the beach near the end of the road on Kauai.