Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Mele Kalikimaka!!!

Aloha to All........

May this Christmas season bring families closer together, in the name of Love.

May we find infinite delight in the small things of life.

May we recognize our blessings, and share with those in need.

May we all slow down just a little during the holiday rush.

I am posting my holiday card.., Mele Kalikimaka, and Happy Winter Solstice to all......

....if you live in Hawaii, I hope my card evokes memories of the simple pleasures...

.....if you don't live in Hawaii, I sincerely hope you get a chance to visit soon and share a

little Aloha. We'd love to have you over.

Peace on Earth~

Sunday, December 20, 2009


Tues. Night Dec 22 , Flatbread Pizza in Paia
PATH and Maui Food Bank Benefit

Public Access Trails Hawaii is supporting research, education and advocacy for trails in Hawaii.

Bikeways, greenways, walkways and equestrian trails, are all needed on Maui.

Please come and support PATH Maui in our stewardship of trails.

Bring a non-perishable food item for the Maui Food Bank. Help insure all the families of Maui have enough food to eat, for this holiday season and beyond.

Maui Food Bank needs our kokua.
Mahalo to Flatbread Pizza for supporting our community.

Remember, Doing Good, Feels Good!!!

Mahalo to all those who are feeling the spirit of giving.

Please help us to protect, preserve and identify trails on Maui.


Saturday, December 12, 2009

December Delights


What a wonderful time of the year, hard to believe that December is almost half over!

We've had a week of MONSTER swells and blue skies. The surf was sooo huge, Peahi, also known as Jaws, was in fine form. This is a gigantic wave that breaks when a big north swell hits our shores in the winter.

These waves were the largest in over a decade. I did not brave the mad house of cars and onlookers who cruise the cane fields to get to the cliffs for a better view.

I am posting a shot of local fisherman who was shorecasting the day before the big swell hit. This uncle was doing his thing, oblivious to all the wave gaukers surrounding him. It was a nice scene to watch. Beauty is all around us.

Makawao town recently hosted a vintage upcountry Christmas day of fun and entertainment. I just love how all the merchants upcountry are organizing these fun fulled events. There were side walk sales and great music through the day. Santa cruised through town on a hale bale pulled by a tractor.

The Hui Noe Eau Visual Arts Center is now hosting the Christmas House for the month of Dec. Many local artists and crafters have their wares displayed and are for sale.

The old Baldwin mansion makes such a beautiful setting for this wonder land of goodies. There are beautiful wreathes that were locally made.

I visit the Print Studio for open studio work at the hui....what a great art center for all of us. This is a definite stop off during an upcountry visit.

December is flying by, but I have been fortunate enough to get a moment out now and then to take a swim and walk on the beach.

Here's to taking in the wonders of life and natural beauty as often as possible.

Aloha for now,