there was a conventional God, as in someone responsible (there is so little evidence in my mind that there is, other than DNA polymerases or something else that is just so freakily error free, for the most part, that it gives me pause for thought), I'd have to thank him for the Hanalei Valley taro fields. Because they're so beautiful. They lower my not all that elevated blood pressure and just make me... happy. I haven't been to Hanalei since 2000. That is very wrong. I really hope my husband reads this post and takes it under advisement.
(from Nature Wallpapers, attribution unknown)
My two desirable places to retire, eventually, are Portland, Oregon and Kilauea, Kauai. Currently though, Kilauea is the vacation commune for Les Comtesses. I don't think they know that yet. If we build it, they will definitely come. Because it's totally awesome and Les Comtesses so very much deserve quiet beauty and the ability to read without constant interruption.
It's even more serene than a bunch of taro fields in Hanalei.
(Staff photographer, vacation-rental-hawaii.com)
Calgon, Take me away...
I'd give anything (sort of) to be there right now.
(Hawai'i Magazine, photographer unknown)