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Monday, February 25, 2008

The Many Faces of the Big Island

Sunset from our Condo Window
We've been home from our trip to Kona, Hawaii, for a little less than a week, and readjusting to this climate has been made easier by the fact that the sun has shone every day since we got back! We had a wonderful time exploring the Big Island and enjoyed lots of relaxing in our Magic Sands condo and at the beach next door. The surf was very high (15-20 feet) so we only waded a bit near the shore. Being pale Washington residents, we were also very careful not to get sunburned like we did the first time we visited this lovely state.

One day we drove over to where the lava has closed the highway and also destroyed nearly 200 homes.
Can you see all 4 birds?
We also really loved watching the birds and visiting a botanical garden that had so many beautiful plants, orchids, and surprisingly, mosquitoes.This flower is called cat whiskers.
And another highlight was discovering a quiltshop that also carried yarn and embroidery thread where I found some beautiful batiks as well as a missing DMC thread for a long ago started UFO.


Ele said...

Hi Judy,
Thank you for your kind comment about the marionettes, I am very to hear again from you!
What wonderful pictures of Hawaii show you us! I like them very much.
Certainly a great week is behind you.
Take care of yourself
with love Gabriele

Susan said...

I love the way you did the little heart buttons, and fastened down the thread ends. That looks so cute with the flowers.