In a society inundated with busyness and immediacy, this beach on Kauai gave me such peace.
Slowing down to appreciate the beauty of a snail’s shell on a rainy day
Age is inevitable, but anyone at any age can still find comfort in stuffed animal friends
Cute succulents that stay alive forever
It is the responsibility of adults to lead, protect, and fight for children.
Absolutely adore baby animals – this particular kitten was quite mischievous, but still enjoyed being held and loved
Love the wistful look of tulips
Adorable, friendly, compassionate, and just plain old mystical… I was gifted a green Totoro souvenir last year which piqued my interest in this famed anime.
Totoro & Mei’s friendship highlights the magical adventures children go on with their limitless imaginations and faith in life.
I hear Dory singing, “just keep swimming, just keep swimming…” every time I look at this chubby little guy.
Although jellyfish can give a stunning sting, their wispy tentacles give an illusion of grace and elegance.
I never paid much attention to walruses until a friend expressed her love for these unique animals. I’m thankful for the reminder to pay attention to all of God’s creation.
Painting Kīlauea Point Lighthouse for a friend led me to read more about the history of it at www.kilaueapoint.org. It’s fascinating how advances in technology happen so quickly… Lighthouses, once vital to sailors and pilots, are now more of a beautiful sight than necessary for safety.
There is a special bond between mother and child. This painting has such a meaningful story and I’m humbled to be a part of someone else’s story.
2017 is the year of the rooster in the Chinese lunar calendar. I read it will be a year of action, favoring those who put in hard work and stick to a plan.
I spotted this tiny, colorful pineapple bursting through sharp golden leaves at Foster Botanical Garden. This lush garden is found near busy downtown Honolulu.
I did not grow up playing at Nu’uanu Valley Park, but many youngsters did. This huge tree with two low branches is always a favorite amongst all who visit, inviting everyone to climb aboard.
I saw this itty bitty soft translucent octopod through NOAA and wanted to share its exquisite colors.
A kokedama, essentially a moss ball, is simultaneously a living plant and an attractive artwork. It is related to the traditional art of Japanese bonsai. I fell in love with my kokedama immediately.
The Ha’uke’uke ‘Ula’ula, commonly known as the Red Slate Pencil Urchin, is native to the Hawaiian Islands and resides in offshore reefs and shallow tidepools. It was a delight to hold and marvel at this vibrant treasure when a friend found it diving one day. It tickled my hands as I held it!
This hermit crab has stunning colors in its body and gorgeous shell. Unfortunately, not all hermit crabs are so lucky to consistently find larger shells to inhabit. Some even have to fight for a better shell.