Saturday, August 25, 2012

Aloha Oe...

Aloha Oe in Hawaiian (in this context-it can have other meanings depending on your intention) means, "Farewell".


I've been back home in New Mexico for a week now after making the trek home to Hawaii. I consider both places to be my home. It always pulls my heartstrings heavily when I make the transition. But, I know full well, that I cannot live there (Molokai) full time. And, I DO love New Mexico.

I took this image in the backyard of my brother and sister in law's home on Oahu. It is a plumeria flower (a frangapani flower) that landed up on the top of their rain barrel. I love the contrast of colors along with shadows. Simplicity at its best, that's for sure.

Molokai from the air


Leaving Hawaii to return to the mainland last week-I made sure I sat on the side of the plane where I would be able to see my beloved island as we flew by. A mere 38 miles by 10 miles at best. That's the island of Lanai you see at the very top right hand of the picture plane.


On the flight over to Hawaii, our plane had a media screen in front of each chair and you could follow the flight path in real time. Just so you have a better idea of it's size and place in the chain of islands called, the Hawaiian islands.

"Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see." (Martin Luther King)

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13 comments:

frayedattheedge said...

Beautiful shadow shot!!

Sylvia K said...

Glad you had a good trip and welcome back to your second home! Great shadow shot for the day as always! Have a beautiful weekend!

Ralph said...

Having two homes makes things hard - the home of your youth is a distance from your home. Your growing up memories so much shape who you are now yet your family of today is as much part of your life. Fabulous shadows from above as well as the flower saying hello (perhaps not good-bye, as your youthful home will welcome your visit any time...)

Sentimental visits are so nice...

EG CameraGirl said...

Welcome back. It truly is difficult to leave a place you love. Luckily for you you landed in another place you love.

Speaking of love, that blossom and shadow are wonderful.

Catherine said...

what a beautiful flower...

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Plumeria is lovely. Saw it for the first time a year ago on Oahu, and can't wait to see it again--in person, of course!

Sibilant Shadows

toby said...

That really is beautiful - great capture!

BLOGitse said...

Beautiful shadow shot!
I have to post Helsinki from a plane shot next weekend...it looks totally different than your pics :)
Have a good week ahead!

robin. said...

yes, simple...i love it!!! great shot paula!!!! the blue is a wonderful backdrop to the white.

Margie said...

i've been to Hawaii a few times and i love it there ... it's always hard to leave even tho i was always anxious to get back home too! i love your picture it depicts Hawaii wwell ... the beautiful white flower against that color blue background ... beautiful!

MyMaracas said...

I have never been to Hawaii, but in my fantasies it is what Heaven looks like. As beautiful as New Mexico is, it is beauty of a very different kind. You are fortunate to be able to have both.

Your photo is indeed simplicity itself. Lovely!

chubskulit said...

Delightful shots, Paula!

Shadow Retreat
Have a great week ahead.

Spadoman said...

My friend... I have seen bits and pieces of your trip home over the past couple of weeks or so. So glad you made the trip. I was honored to "meet" your relatives through your photos.


Peace

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