up at dawn maui

an Island of possibilities …


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Be Still….

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I love Buddhas. They are so still and timeless. I am not a Buddhist but I respect a faith that teaches patience and an emphasis on looking for the good in all things. A reminder that all our frantic scrambling to work so much, worry so much, and jam so many things into our day is perhaps not the way to do it after all.DSCF0180
When we are patient and still many lovely things reveal themselves.

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We catch moments we otherwise may have missed…

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And beautiful creatures trust us enough to get close.

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I am reminded once again to “Be Still” and go slow and savor each moment so that I see at least some of the many miracles as they unfold each day on our beautiful Island.


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The Proud and the Loud

PROUD AND LOUD

Score of the day!

In Hawaii on all Islands, Chickens are a problem. More and more running free.

For months I had a rooster outside my bedroom window with a hoarse cry that woke me up repeatedly thru the night. I fantasized about beebee guns and rat poison. But who wants to put other creatures at risk?  So because neither was a possibility I learned to live with it.
Hens however are maybe a whole different story. No rooster required.

People line up to buy fresh eggs at the Makawao Farmers Market.

Does having a little hen house make sense…? Maybe!
What do you think?

Walking the Dog at Dusk

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Walking the Dog at Dusk

I walk the dog in the morning or just at the end of the day and I never get tired of this view, it is different in every light. The pineapple fields are there thanks to Pardee Erdman, owner of Ulupalakua Ranch.
He is a rancher who truly loves the land and didn’t want to see pineapple end on Maui. The fields you see here are Maui Gold in Haliimaile.