Hawaii (X)

Green Sand Beach…

The sand is really green! It is said that there are only two places on this entire planet that have green sand, Green Sand Beach Hawaii being one of them.

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

What a privilege to write “I ❤ U” on this unique beach!

Photobucket

Beach Naupaka:

Photobucket

Then a storm was coming and the water became more and more dangerous…

Photobucket

Photobucket

So we decided to leave. And the scenery on the way back was equally amazing.

Photobucket

Photobucket

With these beautiful memories we would leave Kona and fly to Honolulu early the next day…

Advertisements

Hawaii (VI)

Coming down from the shrine of the most revered goddess, we drove to a place that’s totally different in everything, hue, mood, plants, animals, culture, and everything else. It was the Japanese Garden, Topical style!

It’s a blend of two cultures, creating one unity and beauty…

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

A large canopy of a huge tree, viewed from outside and inside:

Photobucket

Photobucket

Cute little decorative structures:

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

A…I don’t know what it is, maybe a ferret? And a Japanese Cat. In fact, there’s a pack of them! Please excuse the blurry pics, my camera isn’t good enough when capturing moving animals…

Photobucket

Photobucket

Beautiful bay…

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

And… just thought this would be a pretty nice desktop wallpaper, LOL!

Photobucket

Hawaii (V) Meeting Pele

Finally we got to meet Pele, the lovely goddess with enormous strength 🙂

My camera got really happy, too — and below are selected pics of the goddess herself, expressed in her earthly form and in spirit.

The loving soul that she is also has allowed beautiful plants to grow near and around her, but still kept in arm’s length.

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

What a blessing to stand so close! In awe was all that we were!

Hawaii (IV)

The sea, the volcano, and the stories…

Finally, pics of the sea! It’s amazing how this part of the ocean looked so different from the beach that we had previously visited. We were officially mesmerized…hehehe…

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

And there are also enchanting stories about the goddess of the island, Pele, and about the turtles, carved in memory and captured by camera!

These sea turtles in the pics below were and still are highly respected, because in ancient times they saved lives of children living on the island.

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

It was such a privilege to have encountered such magnificent creatures! They, along with all living beings on our planet, are indeed our best companions…

Hubby took a pic of the display panel with the story of Pele and the Naupaka flower on it. It’s very readable, so I’ll just put the pic on instead of typing the story up (so, if you’re interested, please click on the pic to see it with larger fonts) ^_~

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Isn’t it an amazing story! And I, after acquainting myself with the Naupaka flowers, felt so thankful and content with the love of my life standing right here by my side. And I am thankful for being reminded of the most privileged gift of love and joy that we often times take for granted.

Photobucket

Photobucket

Hawaii (II)

Settling down in a hotel near a beach, we were so excited!

The hotel was kinda old and really not the best we ever checked in. But oh well. We won’t be inside much anyways.

The next day we jumped into the rental car and drove somewhere…Who cares where? We just wanted to see — to see the real, authentic, unedited Kona, Hawaii.

The first we discovered was this rocky sandy beach, a package of variety and fun.

A tropical paradise gradually revealing itself to us…

The local people are so nice and friendly, too. As I was gazing at this huge, huge tree in the pic below, I guy walking by smiled and told me the name of this tree — it’s such an exotic name that I repeated with him but was unable to really remember what it was by now… Yet, the important thing is, I will always remember how lovely all the people there were to us. In the world of quantum physics, all thoughts and feelings are vibrations that can be sent and received across infinite time and space — so, here’s again my heartfelt appreciation: “Thank you!” And I’m sure they have all received… O(∩_∩)O~

Beautiful blossoms can be seen everywhere:

We were so happy and felt like the time we first fell in love. So among the many times, in the past and the future to come, we fell in love with each other once more, then and there, all over again…

And in Chinese ~

And we found our feelings echoed, by many…

And little birds came to share our joy…

As we drove back to the hotel, the sun set on this piece of land of volcanic rocks, with a beauty that is uniquely Kona — mysterious, calm, vibrant, deep, and much much more.

The day passed by, and a new day would come. Time passes. Love remains. Forever in love, with thee and with the world.