Sunday, February 15, 2009


We spent a romantic Valentine's Day walking along the ocean on Front Street in Lahaina with our youngest son, his wife and baby son to be. Dinner was out of this world... so much like home...LOL!

Our resident Monk seal departed today after resting on the sandy beach for 3 days. You do have to wonder what goes through a seal's mind to sit on a beach for 3 days, barely moving, and then just look around and swim out to sea! Hungry is my hunch!! I dubbed this little sweetie my swim twin. Just put a suit on her....

I have spent some time walking through the grounds here, looking at the different plants & flowers, comparing them to what I see in the deserts of Arizona. So different! Still lots of color in the blooms but these are built more with a waxy surface to avoid absorbing so much of the moisture here. I always marvel at the way nature is so able to adapt and how quickly man can mess it all up!



Carolee Crafts said...

Just love the monk seal, I agree food must have been the pull for him to leave a nice warm beach.

The flower, is it bird of paradise is just beautiful. Nature can be so perfect.

Rebecca said...

What a joy to read of your get-a-way. God is always on time with His blessings. May you return home renewed, refreshed and relaxed.

Thanks for sharing...loved the pics and the gorgeous Bird of Pardise flowers....

Hugs, Rebecca

Susan said...

Cute seal...and although I live at the beach, the NJ shore is nothing like that :-)
Susan *dutchroe*

Susie said...

Hi Karen! Thanks for sharing your pictures taken in Hawaii. It must be so beautiful, especially this time of year.
Susie of The Polka Dot Rose

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Sweet little seal. Sweet family! Ummm, jealous of such a "warm" fun time. hee,hee,hee.
bunny hugs,

lisa said...


What a lovely family you have. The seal is cute as a button. Thanks for sharing your Valentines Day with us.


Tedi said...

Oh Karen, Thank you so much for sharing... I'm really enjoying your vacation. I can almost feel the sea breeze in my hair!

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Hi Karen,

Thanks for sharing the precious photos of your wonderful trip! The photo of the seal is really cute!

Have a great week ahead!

Pei Li

kath@retromantic antiques said...

Wow, it looks beautiful there. Thanks for the pics. kath