Friday, February 18, 2011

Perserve Hawaii Update!

Preserve Hawaiʻi

Opportunities in Volunteering for Hawaiʻi's Environment

-- I want to let you know that Volunteer Calendars for each main island are now online! This represents over 60 environmental organizations with available projects throughout 2011.

Huge Mahalo to Kirsten from Perserve Hawai'i for all her work and effort in getting the word out for all

If you want to help protect and preserve Hawaii's fragile environment, and meet great folks while doing so, check out the calendar to see what fits best for you.
I also have information available on my site, volunteer on vacation in Hawaii.

These are lifetime experiences that you will cherish long after the vacation is over.

Malama the aina....take care of the land.

With Gratitude and Aloha,

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Big Island Family Fun


Last weekend I spent a wonderful couple of days with my family. We all are so busy, finding free time can be challenging. Oh, but when we find it, the rewards are so sweet.

Finally we had a walk in the woods to gather plants for our wreathes. I know Christmas is over , so how about Chinese New Year? I actually do enjoy having fresh wreathes with the moss and native plant clippings in the house any time of the year. As usual, mine is a spontaneous creation, and my daughter's is well planned and rather perfect. She is still organizing her piles of similar clippings and colors to prepare to start, and I am already half way through my wreath. It's fun spreading our clippings on the picnic table out on the lanai. It's a relaxing time , special and easy. I amblessed to share this joy with my beautiful daughter.

A hula performance was the main reason for my weekend get away. My granddaughter dances with the Beamer-Solomon Halau O Po'ohala. I have watched her since her young days dancing hula, and I can really see her deep commitment. Her performance with a heart warming smile brought tears to my eyes. It was a wonderful evening with great Hawaiian music, lively visuals and of course the sweet little keiki ( small children) all dancing their keiki hula.

February rolls on with high season in full swing. Hopefully everyone on their way to Maui has made accommodations arrangements. It's great seeing people returning to Hawaii to enjoy our beautiful islands, warm weather and relaxed style. There is so much to Hawaii, it's mixed bag of cultures and traditions. Our food is ono, our skies are usually blue, the ocean is full of whales. Hawaii is a magnificent and fragile place.

Wherever you are this month, may you have some special time with those you love. May you know joy in sharing quiet moments.

Much Aloha,