Sunday, January 13, 2008

Kona Adventure - Part 7

It has been four weeks today since we came home from Hawaii. The adventure has been of an entirely different sort since we landed at home. I might call it the Twin Trauma. God has been good.

Many of you expressed hope that I was getting some rest this week-end. I have spent much of my time here in my recliner, dozing. It has felt good. I have not made it up to the hospital, but will definitely be taking some pictures tomorrow around noon, when I get off work. I will also most likely be bringing files home to figure grade point averages for the MSW hopefuls.

I decided it was time to go back to Hawaii in my mind - a bit of vacation. There are so many more things I want to share with you, but decided today to just show you some of my favorite shots of flora and fauna.

I love these Norfolk Pines
Monkey Pod Tree
The Spreading Banyan Tree
Rainbow in the Distance
Snow on Mauna Kea


MugwumpMom said...

Very pretty - and much warmer than it is here!

Karen said...

lovely photos. love that monkey tree.

glad you're getting rest.

Diane J. said...

Good pictures again, Dawn. I love plants and flowers though I'm not able to garden anymore.

Glad you were able to get some rest. And as you know, I like to eat out occasionally as much as the next person. I like to cook, but Wendy's is good too, especially if you're TARD. ;o)

I'm looking forward to new pics of the girls and seeing how much they've filled out since your last pictures.

Have a great new week!

Love and hugs,


Linds said...

The photo of the spreading banyon tree is superb, Dawn! And the others are great too. I love seeing different places!

I am so glad you have had a rest this weekend, and am so thankful that the babes are doing well. Looking forward to more photos!

Mimi said...

love the pictures... what a wonderful vacation you had... and that picture of the rainbow was awesome...
you could sit in your easy chair gaze at these pictures and relive your vacation all over again!!!
hope you had a much needed rest this week end...

Karen H. said...

Good Morning Dawn,
Oh, what some beautiful pictures you have. I love the Norfolk Pine as well. I have a thing for any kind of Pine Tree. All of the Flowers are beautiful as well. I love seeing the Mountain Top with the Snow on top of it. "THANK YOU" for sharing your photo's with us. The Rainbow is beautiful as well. Such a beauty from GOD. I'm glad you was able to get some rest this weekend. I look forward to seeing pictures of Emma & Kate. I do hope Kristen is healing and getting around a little better now. It will take a while for her. Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours.

Karen H.

Laura said...

what beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing! Glad you're getting some rest.

Maine Mom said...

It's nice to see such beautiful flowers since we won't be seeing any here for awhile!

I'm glad to hear that Kate and Emma have moved up to level 2 and they are doing well. :-)

nancygrayce said...

I'm so glad you got some rest! That is important! Can't wait to see more pictures of the sweet baby girls..

Chris said...

Great pictures. A year ago today we had been in Hawaii 3 days and enjoying every minute, (on the big - Knoa coast resort- sland). I even have some pictures of the same places. It brings back memories.
Have a great day.
God bless you and your families and those tiny babies.

groovyoldlady said...

I look out my windows right now and see a snowstorm. I think I'll make your pics into a screensaver and keep it going all day so I can look at THAT instead!

Chrissie said...

Oh! sooo pretty! What a treat - Thank you so much for sharing! God bless you and your dear family -
with love and prayers,

Nadine said...

I'm glad you got some rest. The monkey pod tree is very interesting looking. I liked the colorful flowers. That's what I need to do is take a vacation in my mind.

A Chelsea Morning said...

I have a Norfolk Island pine. It's about eight inches tall and I was feeling quite proud of myself that I've kept it alive since Krissy gave it to me a year ago.

It's almost shocking to see them growing like that, outdoors, and so big!

PEA said...

Well I'm glad to hear that you were able to relax this past weekend! It certainly has been quite a time for all of you since your return from Hawaii!! Such fabulous pictures you're sharing with us today...makes you wish you could bring home all those tropical flowers and trees! The pictures of Mauna Kea are awesome...never thought of them having snow over there! xox

nannykim said...

Beautiful pics--didn't know they had norfolk pines!