The Comedic Snorkelers of Kauai

Previously, when we’ve dipped our senses into another world, it was while being firmly rooted in our own. Peeking into the aquariums and viewing areas so painstakingly built for us by the ecologists and marine scientists, I always sent a wave of gratitude to those who enabled these magical moments.  Snorkeling for the first time … Continue reading “The Comedic Snorkelers of Kauai”

Feeling Blue?

Fascination with the color blue I realized on picking up the books, BLUE – In search of Nature’s Rarest Color – Kai Kupferschmidt, is not a nourish-n-cherish household trait, but a universal one, and what a lovely revelation that was.  There are blues that are particularly attractive in clothing. For instance there was a deep … Continue reading “Feeling Blue?”

The Light of an Island

The week at Kauai in Hawaii was beautiful. During the days afterward, the little island images would flit in and out like waves on a beach. Sometimes the imagery so powerful that they would refresh and restore from afar. The turtles would swirl in the ocean waves, the turquoise waters would gently lap the golden … Continue reading “The Light of an Island”

The Height of the Sky & Depth of the Ocean

Sometimes you read a book and wonder what it would be like to live a day just as if we lived in the book. A magical do-nothing day, a day when your dreams come true, a day when you imagine being in a fantastical place, a day you drift into the seas with your paper … Continue reading “The Height of the Sky & Depth of the Ocean”

πŸ“ πŸ¦† 🦒 Akua Manu πŸ“ πŸ¦†πŸ¦’

Almost as soon as one lands win the quaint island of Kauai, the unmistakable feeling of rural bliss welcomes you with the rooster crowing. As one fellow traveler put it, the roosters of Hawaii are like squirrels everywhere else. They are everywhere, and probably contribute to the seeding and flowering of the habitats near them … Continue reading “πŸ“ πŸ¦† 🦒 Akua Manu πŸ“ πŸ¦†πŸ¦’”

🌺 🌹 🌸 Leilani Pua 🌺 🌹 πŸŒΈ

Almost as soon as one lands in the quaint island of Kauai, in the Hawaiian islands, the unmistakable feeling of rural bliss welcomes you with the rooster crowing and the colors of the flora. Within hours of being in the island, the phone yearned for some plumeria pictures and before we knew it, there were … Continue reading “🌺 🌹 🌸 Leilani Pua 🌺 🌹 πŸŒΈ”

The Enchanted Turtles

We are back from a beautiful few days in Kauai, Hawaii. There is something about the light and sights of an island paradise that always amaze me. Even the darkness seems to be scented by a different tint of light (could it be that the surrounding oceans make for darker skies and the magical stars … Continue reading “The Enchanted Turtles”

The Meditative Glaze

The lark does let me win sometimes. I can’t deny that I love the early morning snooze in. I am not one of those birds who sit up in bed chirping happily. I like to squirm about the nest and cheep rather groggily before nudging in to my day. Yet, there are days when I … Continue reading “The Meditative Glaze”

The I-Miss-Hawaii Craving

We are just back from a wonderful trip to the vowel islands of Maui and Kauai in Hawaii.Β  Our eyes only need to close to pull up those magnificent beaches, trails and lookouts. We are not quite ready to be back in our zone yet, and sigh wistfully of the many things done and to … Continue reading “The I-Miss-Hawaii Craving”

“I am going to read a book”

A lot of non-retired folks I know dream of retirement. The quiet mornings, the relaxed lunches and the walks. The retirees I know are in one of two phases. 1) Yearning to get back to work where they miss the hustle and bustle of a daily routine, and just can’t get used to the fact … Continue reading ““I am going to read a book””