Natural Beauty

Here are a few more pix of the wild side. The anoles (pictured) and geckos were our house guests on Kauai. We heard them calling to each other, mostly at night while they were keeping a watchful eye out for tasty morsels. We also heard lots of roosters crowing at all hours of the day and night. There are more chickens on Kauai than people and they are everywhere, right outside your bedroom window and in remote places too. The islands are rife with blooming flowers: hibiscus and bird of paradise (pictured), as well as poinsettia, ginger, plumeria, and bougainvillea to name a few. I was fascinated with the textures of trees: the leaves of palms, Jak fruit, the soft suede-like bark of the eucalyptus, and this other example of exotic bark.
We saw spouting whales, exotic birds (other than chickens!) sea turtles, incredibly beautiful fish, an eel and other sea life. It’s all a feast for the senses and an amazing tribute to our Creator God.
anolechickenhibiscusbird of paradisePalm leavesJak fruiteucalyptus barkbark of unidentified tree


3 Responses to “Natural Beauty”

  1. 1 David January 29, 2007 at 2:35 pm

    Yay, you did it! Looks very nice Mom.

  2. 2 stephanie January 29, 2007 at 10:22 pm

    WOW – I was about ready to send out a search party for you!!!!! Of course, I could have called, and thought to several times, but we only have cell phone signal when we travel to the big city of Dothan, AL once a week. I sure have been thinking about you! Glad your time in Hawaii was as wonderful as it sounds! And the pictures are FABULOUS! (And what do I post – a litter of Piglets!). The wedding quilt is at a local machine quilter (imagine that!), and all seems to be going forward with the wedding plans. Sorry about the post trip yuckies – but at least it was post trip and not during trip!
    love you!

  3. 3 Sue Miller January 30, 2007 at 7:07 pm

    Hooray, you’re back. I’m sorry about the need for antibiotics and misery that must have been. The pictures of the flowers and barks and other textural pieces are wonderful. They conjure up all sorts of interpretation and I’m sure you’ll render them in wonderful style. Your pictures are so intense and colorful and I suspect it is a combination of the eye of the photographer and the camera. My pictures are just not coming out as I’d like but I also lack patience at the end of the day. And suspect I need to get closer and more focused on the subject.
    See you on the blogs. Sue

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