I have now been home from Hawaii for a week! I wanted to save this post in particular for after I was already home so I could revisit these beautiful places through photographs. These are from our trip around the big island, starting in Kona and then staying for a few days in the Hilo area, which are the two main "cities" on this island. One of our first stops, shown in all but they last two photographs are from a place called South Point. The scenery was amazing, starting with pastures of grasslands and old wind turbine fields and ending sheer oceanside cliffs and historic boat launches.
I of course demanded to get out of the car whenever I saw any animals I could share an apple with! The contrasting scenery against the royal blue sky provided the ideal environment for some terrific photo opportunities! It was super windy, and we only got to spend about an hour exploring here because we still had so much more to see!
Head scarf: vintage/ thrifted
Owl Earrings: Christmas gift from a friend
Dress: borrowed from mom!
Bracelet: handmade by someone in Hawaii, given to my aunt, then given to me
These last two photos are from a famous black sand beach that always has sea turtles lazing around in the sand and tide pools close to shore! We met these little duck friends when we were about to leave when they came up to me hoping free handouts. I have been feeling so uninspired since being home. R calls it "sensory overload"- basically we were exposed to so many beautiful things for two weeks straight that it makes everything else see bland. But, I live in a beautiful place also, so hopefully this feeling goes away soon, I just need to get back in winter mode!
Hope you had a great weekend!