Yesterday, we left the warm Hawaiian sun and began our journey back home. Despite the 15 degree difference in temperature, there is nothing quite like the warmth experienced when we are back in our familiar surroundings.
The setting sun lit up the sky and welcomed us home.
We have been awed by the natural world here on Hawaii; from the tranquil beauty of the ocean to the fiery advances of the lava flow. Everywhere we look, we are amazed.
The water in this lagoon was so crystal clear that when the green sea turtle slowly swam by it was almost as if we were looking through glass.
I’ve reached back into my archives for today’s theme word. These photos, of San Diego’s new main library, were taken earlier this year. The unique architecture of the building encourages exploration and provides lovely vistas of the city and the bay.
I was intrigued by the architect’s inspired use of a wide variety of materials in this landmark structure.
I came upon this arrangement in the sand on a lonely, out-of-the-way beach in southern Hawaii. It made me wonder who it was intended for and whether they were present to receive its beautifully simple message.
Although the hammock has been battered by the wind and the waves, it was once the perfect oasis in which to spend a quiet afternoon embraced by the ocean and the warm breeze.
Bliss is all around us in Hawaii; it’s hard to choose an image to best illustrate the theme.
I took this photo today on the beach in Waipi’o Valley. The fifty or so people who live here have no power, water, sewage, phones, cell or TV coverage. But, somehow, they have all they need.
At the beach, life is different. Time doesn’t move hour to hour but mood to moment. We live by the currents, plan by the tide and follow the sun. Sandy Gingras
This image was taken after a morning of swimming and snorkeling at Waialea Beach, HI.
Driving on the Big Island towards a double rainbow. There wasn’t a pot of gold waiting for us up ahead, but it did lead us to a gorgeous golden sunset.
It begins with Home. This is the first theme we were given for the Photography 101 Bloggers U.
Even in the most challenging environment, in this case the floor of the Kilauea Iki Crater which last erupted in 1959, a seed from the ‘Ohi’a tree, nestled in and began to thrive. It found a home.
I am very excited to participate in the WordPress Blogging U Photography 101 photo challenge. During the month of November (beginning tomorrow, November 3) I will be posting a photo every day on my blog; the image to be inspired by a different theme provided each day and will be tagged “Photo101.”
This dovetails nicely with my desire to work on becoming a better photographer. With focused practice and learning tips and tricks from other participants, my fingers are crossed for good results.
If you want to follow the challenge on WordPress, you can see all the participants’ submissions by tagging “Photo101” in your reader.