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It’s true; at this time of year I do wish for snow, but then I remember this is one of the reasons why I’m still here.  

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The waves have been up and we’ve been at the shore!  It was an absolutely beautiful day over on the north shore the other day… just thought you’d like to marvel with me: Meanwhile, inside my studio looks as if a bomb has gone off!  It’s been worse before, but my latest reorganizing is perhaps […]

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For the past few days, Hawaii has been experiencing a mammoth south swell, or “large waves” on the south shores of all islands.  This is due to an exceptionally large area of extreme winds SE of New Zealand.  I’m always mesmerized by large waves, their power and fury  are captivating and one cannot help but […]

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We spent the weekend in Hana… one of Hawaii’s best kept secrets.  It was the perfect way to launch our spring vacation; we spent time by the beach, we relaxed and we took walks around town… just to take it all in.  The fresh air smell and cool ocean breeze was refreshing.  The warm sun […]

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We are spending a few days by the shore. It’s wonderful to be here again where time slows and life becomes simpler. Evidence of the tsunami is all around, yet the spirit of this sleepy village remains undisturbed. Looking down at the ocean today, I see that the water continues to look messy and upset… […]

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Thank you folks for your concern… we are safe and sound here on Maui.  Our house is well up the mountain so really we’ve been safe all along.  Just the same, it’s nice that you would think of me on a day like this.  My daughter and I had to run some errands down the […]

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I took another trip with my son and his schoolmates yesterday, this time to La Perouse Bay.  It’s been a week of hiking for him, part of a special thing the school offers once a year.  He doesn’t realize how lucky he is to go to a school that offers this type of thing, but […]

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I spent the day with my son, a few teachers and several kids from their school.  Once a year, for one week, the kids go out into the community and participate in various activities.  Today we hiked the Waihee Trail.  It’s a greuling hike, 2.5 miles up the mountain, and the same back down.  When […]

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My son has taken up a new activity… mountain biking.  He and a group of friends have been spending hours riding their bikes in the woods, on trails, over pastureland, and one well-designed obstacle course specifically designed for this budding sport.  This holiday weekend, every day now, they have been going to the top of […]

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Oluwalu, pronounced oo-lou-wa-lou, is the name of and area located on the south-western slope of Maui.  I was here today driving home from the Maui Photo Festival, when I found myself itching to get out there and snap a picture or two of this beautiful landscape.  The grass is so dry it’s yellow, and all […]

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It doesn’t matter how old you are, a day at the Aquarium is always well spent.  Here on Maui, we have a fabulous aquarium – The Maui Ocean Center is full of visual delights as well as learning opportunities for all.  If I sound like a commercial, forgive me, it’s just that over the years […]

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We took a trip out to the east side of the island recently.  Goodness I LOVE this place… there is so much to do and see.  Standing at water’s edge, I marvel at the sheer power of the ocean, the stunning beauty of the scenery, and the captivating details when looked at closely.  Watching our […]

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This is the view from my children’s classrooms.  I often wonder what it would be like to go to school here.  I imagine myself sitting here eating my mid-morning snack and looking at this giant Banyan tree, listening to the mynah birds chatter and watching the wind toss the leaves around.  With the recent rains, […]

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