Place of Refuge: Honaunau National Park
life growing out of lava rock
irridescent colours in lava rock
more sparkly lava rock
lava fields of Volcanoes National Park
The holes in this petroglyph are indicators of a lineage. Ancient Hawaiians used to come and place the umbilical cord of a new child in their own freshly made hole and pray to the ancestors to bless the child with mana (universal energy).
Mt. Kilauea- an active volcano that is goddess Pele's home. I like that the glow of fire is heart shaped reflecting the goddesses love for the people and the land. The spirit of Aloha.
Hawksbill Turtle at the Place of Refuge- taking a rest on the sand. Quite fitting, dontcha think?
swimmers at Hapuna Beach at sunset
rainbows followed our group around Hawaii
plumeria tree and flower
Mahalo (thank you) for welcoming us, Pele.