We've had one sultry, hot, stormy summer this year. Usually in August, I carefully water food bearing plants, and the lawn goes into survival. This year, my garden threatens to swallow the house and it seems every week somebody is trimming, cutting or mowing.
Weather is on the minds of many as we whine about the heat or the rain, or stress about threatening storms. In truth, we all know that we are "Lucky to Live Hawaii."
I tend to think of the changes in the clouds and sky as I contemplate the shifting seasons. This dramatic upcountry cloud stopped everybody in their tracks a few weeks ago.
It rose straight into the air, reflecting all the sunset colors as it grew, making for a memorable day's end.
The trade winds are thankfully back for a short while bringing uplifted moods and renewed inspiration. We are closely aligned with nature, spending so much time outside. Daily swimming is a must for me.
Even though it was very warm, summer season has been quite productive with wonderful Real Estate transactions, a new and improved Hale Ho'okipa Inn website, and some homestead work.
The new roof on my very old house is almost finished. It's been a time of updating, foundation work, and roof work.. Homes require TLC, and my old gracious beauty is enjoying some face lifting in between guests.
Fashion and lifestyle magazine shoots happen a few times a year in my vintage home. Biasa Rose in Paia took advantage of the summer mood and had a very successful outcome in their recent photo shoot.
If you want to experience Maui in the Fall before it gets busy, pack your bags and come on over. Everything is so lush, green and inviting.
A hui hou,
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