Monday, April 23, 2012

Paradise Lost...

I've been busy with a little home improvement project.  I used to have my studio in one small room.  Now I've doubled my space and use two rooms in my house.  One for painting and one for a home office.  Now the fun part is underway.  The decorating.  I used to have a banner of old Hawaii photos spreading clear across one entire wall.  Twelve 8x10 photos attached to foam board.  I still love them.  But those trips were over 10 years ago.  And well before I had a digital camera.  I've given the Hawaii photos the ax.  But this is why I love blogging.  I can share the photos before they are stashed away.  I scanned the old photos so you can take a little trip with me today...
You've seen this one before in my stacked rocks post.  It was taken in a crater on the Big Island in Volcanoes National Park.

A resting Sea Turtle on the Big Island.  

Red hot lava on the Big Island.  That's where all the activity is.  Fierce!  

Charming Rainbow Eucalyptus trees on the Big Island.  

 Sunrise in Hilo.

Hi'ilawe waterfall on the Big Island.  It is a whopping 1,600 footer.

Black sand on Maui.

A tourist ship in Lahina, Maui.

Me on a rickety bridge.  Maui. 

Dean inspecting a peely paint tree on Maui. (Made up name)

Bamboo on Maui.

More Rainbow Eucalyptus on Maui. That's all folks! 


DJan said...

What beautiful pictures! I am glad you shared them with me, so I can see them now any time I want. I especially love the sunrise in Hilo and the rocks. :-)

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! Precious Hawaiian photos. Lots of changes especially in the Big Island. That ship from Lahaina looks so familiar. My mom LOVES taking photos of bamboo trees too. Lots of Golden ALOHA n Woofs, Sugar

Donald Urness said...

I love the trees. Happy Earth Day.

Linda Hensley said...

Beautiful photos! I think you should go ahead and use your princess illo for your profile, at least for a while. Why not be a princess?!

Sprite said...

These are beautiful photos, Sharon!
Thanks for the trip!

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

I pray that you didn't get rid of those photos! I think they are amazing!!!

Hawaii is my favorite place on Earth!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

We have never seen a rainbow tree. And the lava looked spooky as it was stretching! I love all those bamboo trees! How do they get so tall?
And the peely paint tree!
We love the sunset.
We will never get to those islands- so thank you for sharing some peaceful magical moments with us!
Incredible photos!

The Chair Speaks said...

Absolutely lovely photos!

Au and Target said...

Any time you're free, do come over and decorate our place :-) From these arty pics, you'd do super job.

Pat Tillett said...

I can see why you had these on your wall for so long. They are beautiful reminders of your trip (or trips). I love Hawaii!

Serline said...

Those eucalytus trees are so beautiful with the colors. I went to Hawaii for my Honeymoon and since then I have been in love with it! I wish I could visit this place again.