Friends texted on Friday evening and asked if we would like to spend the following day with them at Hanalei Bay. I barely got their request out of my mouth when hubby's response was, "YES and we'll bring the grill!!" One thing I've learned about island life, it's all about spontaneity. The car was quickly loaded with necessary equipment.....easy up, grill, paddle boards, food, chairs and sunscreen and my camera. Off we went....north shore here we come.
It was a postcard perfect kind of day. The Bay was a buzz and my soul was quickly becoming energized. The colors, the sounds, the smells they all made me forget my woes. As we strolled along the shore line, in my hand I held what would help bring my world back into alignment. Click, Click, Click, my camera was the answer. This was not my "new" camera, nor was it hubby's fancy camera. It was my old tried and try friend, my little Nikon D40X. I had put it safely away in a box months ago thinking I would just use the bells and whistles cameras. Little did I know what I really needed was to come back to the basics and just let the photos happen. It was such fun to hear the shutter click and I was pleased with what I was capturing. Thanks to an old friend and God's creation I'm recharged.
So here's our day at Hanalei Bay, Kauai.
Thank you God. I now know that it was HIS voice telling me to take the D40.
Just glad I listened.
So here's to getting back to the basics!!