Inspired by…a little creative license

When nature calls I come running. I work well with the sun shining, windows wide open, birds chirping and lots of life surrounding me. My perfect world.

My reality?

Dirty snow, mediocre temperatures, drizzle, socked in by low-lying clouds.  I love my home, but  I lust Hawaii. (Unless of course I can have a bluebird, spring ski day…)

I give Whistler the love it deserves most of the year, but I just have to work a wee bit harder to find inspiration during this time of the year. Spring is long and summer short. The grass is always greener…

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Call it my own personal creative license, but as I slowly work myself back into my reality I am just going to keep dreaming (and blogging) of Hawaii.

Big Island, Hawaii, photography,

Ahhh…doesnt that just make you feel better!?? All the senses  are activated by a little ocean time…

Big Island, Hawaii, photography,

Lava tube formed by hot lava flowing down into the ocean. Looking for an active volcano and a goddess to go with it? The Big island has it!

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Big island, hawaii, Volcano, Kilauea, photography

A little heaven on earth. Ranch land, lush, tropical rain forests, waterfalls,volcanic desert, snow capped mountains…

Big Island, Hawaii, photography, landscape

The Big Island has 11 of the 13 ecosystems. Its the youngest island, but the biggest and still growing, thanks to Pele, the  volcano goddess. Home of the most active volcano, Kilauea, the tallest sea mountain, MaunaKea. ~ and it also has a Walmart, Target and Pier One,scheduled to open in September!

Big Island, Hawaii, photography, surfing

Still working on my comfort level in the water having lived in the mountains for over 20 yrs now… waves get my heart  a thumping. I will conquer them.

Big Island, Hawaii, photography, flower

In our backyard~ free! $15/stem at my local flower store, here in reality. Mango, papaya and avocado ripe and ready to go.

And always more flora and fauna…

Big Island, Hawaii, photography, red ginger

v Big Island graffiti ~ lava rock and coral. The perfect contrast.

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A perfect end to a perfect day.

Bear with me a little longer as I transition back into my real world…but a girls got to dream!

Where’s your perfect world? The internet makes our big, beautiful world so accessible…I would love to check yours out!

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Inspired by.. the shape,color and texture that nature provides.

One hour..

One kilometer..

One camera….

113 pictures later…

Ready??

Ok…I promise not to post them all.

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big island, photography, flora and fauna, hawaii

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flora and fauna, Big Island, hawaii, photography

flora and fauna, Big Island, hawaii, photography

flora and fauna, Big Island, hawaii, photography

And one gecko thrown in…

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I love my zen time,camera in hand. Time to observe the beautiful show that nature provides. Unbelievable textures, shapes and always color.

Absolutely  madly in love with the Big Island….

Inspired by…the way of Aloha

My Bliss list runneth over this week. I have a lot of Aloha in my life right now.

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.

A, ala, watchful, alertness
L, lokahi, working with unity
O, oia’i’o, truthful honesty
H, ha’aha’a, humility
A, ahonui, patient perseverance

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For us, it is a time to reconnect as a family. Time to reconnect with ourselves, regenerate and reflect. A time to sit back and relax.

A time to fill all of the senses. A time to feed the soul ~ soulfood.

All my senses are stimulated here. The morning birds, the sound of crashing waves, sweet papaya, warm rays, fully saturated flowers.. color!

BLISS!

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Hawaii, seagrass, ocean wave
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My daughters Facebook status update ~ home, sweet home…

…that makes me very happy…

Please join us over at Livs blog with your own little Bliss list. By sharing, it gives each of us a chance to reflect on all the different things that others feel grateful for and a chance to appreciate all that you have.

Happy weekend to all! I promise I will get back into this whole bloggin’ world soon…I miss it!


alcohol inks, gentle reminder

Very thankful that I decided to put the alcohol inks in a plastic baggy in my luggage….