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Nu’uanu Pali State Park O’ahu Hawaii

Creeping down the breezeway of the Old Pali Highway wind blows so strong it’s a wonder we were able to keep our feet, long powerful gusts strong enough to postpone the fear that you and the pavement will some day meet.

Pali Lookout

From the Koolau Mountain Range through the tropical forests to where the rocks turn to sand, the peaks of volcanic masses shaped by the earth stretch their stony fingers towards the heavens to shelter the land from the building pressures of the wind as it sweeps across the feral expanses of the fracturing ocean to throws its treacherous blows.

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Rain Falls from the sky as if  being tossed over the edge of the clouds in buckets, the boat of the heavens emptying down while trying to stay afloat. The strapping young winds drive each drop forcefully into the earth saturating the grounds and drenching the trees, but no matter how violent or rough the storm gets a new day will come and the sun will shine again.

Leftover Rain – Sunlight glistens from the cool surface of a fleeting stream as the flora lined banks stretch and grow with the warmth of a new day.

Worm Trails – As the storm subsides and the sun shines down once again, all that is left of these minuscule creatures struggle for life are the trenches cut through the drying expanses of a slowly withering mud puddle.

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Tea and Hot Chocolate for two.

I’m a Chilly Foggy Mornings, Freezing Foggy Evenings Humboldt girl through and through.  So there’s nothing I enjoy more than cranking the air conditioner up in my Honolulu home, wrapping myself in a warm blanket, putting in a movie, snuggling up on the couch with something toasty warm to drink, and pretending just for a moment that I’m back home in my parent’s log cabin with my puppies passed out at my feet, and the soothing sounds of the wind and the rain working together as they wash the world clean.

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