Kauai, Hawaii, Forever?

I promise not to post about Kauai every single day for the rest of eternity.

On the other hand, I probably took enough photos to do just that.

In case you’re wondering, this is what’s going on behind the scenes right now –

•  I’m finally unpacked and (almost) caught up from our trip.  It has been no easy task because …

•  I had/have two big photography jobs this week.  It’s always awesome to return to a busy work schedule, right??

•  I will be posting “light” over the upcoming Labor Day weekend.

•  I will return to regular posting here, and on my photography page, next week.

•  I now have over 102,000 (!!!) Facebook subscribers.  Woo Hoo!  (Blog celebration coming up within the next two weeks!)  Thank you for all your support!

•  It looks like I will be in North Carolina towards the end of September.  Let me know if you’d like to hang out.  I’ll let you know once my exact travel dates are finalized.

Now, back to Kauai photos for all of you who don’t mind seeing a little more of paradise.

At the end of most days in Kauai, I would sit in our backyard and watch the sea turtles.

The turtles pop up for air every few minutes, but sometimes we would see them floating in the waves too.

I think of it as “sea turtle surfing.”

I like sea turtles.

The Hawaiians believe sea turtles bring good luck.

(As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, so do the geckos and a lot of other things.  I love all the Hawaiian good luck!!)

Sea turtles are very, very, BIG.  They can surpass five feet in length and weigh over 400 pounds.

There was also a statue in our backyard, watching over the house.

Prior guests and islanders left gifts/offerings on it ….

Gecko lizards would visit us there too.

Of course, all of this meant lots of good luck for us!!

One of the wonderful things about Kauai, is the diversity of the island’s topography.

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The above photo was taken on the South Shore of the island.

The East Shore of the island looks more like this:

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I loved the lushness of Allerton Garden also.  (Be sure to wear insect repellent if you visit though!)

I wish Allerton Garden offered self-guided tours.  Our guide was extremely long-winded and boring.

Of course, Allerton is stunningly beautiful even with a not-so-great guide.

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I wonder if they’d ever grant me access strictly for photography purposes?

 

8 Responses to “Kauai, Hawaii, Forever?”

  1. Hoot

    Are you doing something differently with your pics than you used to? They seem to be more like those HD ‘unreal’ sort of photos than they used to be. Still gorgeous shots but quite different in style than say six months to a year ago.

    • Suzanne

      No, they aren’t HDR shots. But yes, I have chosen to process a couple of the Hawaii shots a little differently than I usually do. I’m putting some of my emotions and feelings about particular places INTO them … hoping the viewer can feel what I did when I took them. Processing or “developing” a photo is where the creativity comes in. Different photos evoke different emotions as I process them and that is reflected in the final product.

    • Suzanne

      Thank you, I do too.
      One of my favorite Hawaii photos and it isn’t even of a beach …! : )

  2. LindaP

    Absolutely stunning! I’ve only been to the Big Island and only once. I’m envious of your (almost?) yearly pilgrimage. The house you rented is amazing! I don’t you know how you always manage to find the Perfect Place. Sigh. You couldn’t bore me with your photos…ever.

    • Suzanne

      Thank you! The house WAS amazing and much nicer than our normal vacation accomodations. We splurged this year since we were celebrating our 25th. : )

  3. Anne

    I am getting caught up on my blogging and looking at all of your wonderful shots of Kauai. More! More!

    • Suzanne

      Ha ha! I have a lot of beautiful shots from Kauai. I’m sure I’ll be sharing many more. I already want to go back ….!

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