Sunday, June 1

Reconnecting with an old friend....

The past month or so I felt as though my life was askew. Until yesterday I just for the life of me couldn't figure out what was "wrong". I've been bumbling around, bored and somewhat out of sorts.

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!!


  1. Beautiful Sunset pictures! Nice work!

  2. Looks like a fun day at Hanalei Bay. Great sunset pictures, especially like the silhouette shot of the paddle boarder!
    The Nikon D40x is still a relevant and versatile DSLR camera!

  3. So glad you listened. That still small voice can help us back to where we belong and bring much joy into our life. Such beauty you have captured.

  4. with all this beauty there would be now way to feel down... stunning place to spend the day

  5. Nothing better than Hawaii
    Lily & Edward

  6. Looks like a lot of fun! The sunset shots are great! I really like the last one. The colors and the silhouettes are perfect.

  7. Wonderful photos my friend. You are making me miss being on your "rock". Hope you continue to find those hours and days that will recharge you and refresh your spirit.
    Sending hugs your way.

  8. Picture perfect.

    If it were me that had an invite I would still be traveling, but it would be worth every mile :-) x x x

  9. Wow! Those last few photos are breath-taking and you should make post cards! Thanks for sharing your beautiful colorful day!


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