A 28 hour trip to Maui

A Passion Flower growing on the driveway fence of Hale Ho'okipa B&B

Good Day, God!

I’m just back from Maui . . . well, back by way of visiting my Mom and picking up dinner from Costco. It was 28 hours, 530 photos, and four meals. I’m FULL, God!

At the lavender farm — 4,000 feet up the side of Haleakula — I stuffed myself with photos. I realized that going on a conducted tour would be way too confining. And so I wandered about clicking away.  The farm had first been a protea farm.

A King Protea growing on its bush

I hadn’t know that. I like lavender, God, but I LOVE protea. Especially the ones that look like they got crossed with birds — with petals like feathers.

I just read that the Proteaceae family to which they belong is an ancient one. Its ancestors grew in Gondwanaland over 300 million years ago. That surely puts my 28 hours on Maui in perspective!

But, back to the lavender farm. Maybe the best part of our (my Book Group) trip to farm was its slope. Haleakula is a shield volcano not one of those beautifully shaped Mt. Fuji type stratovolcanoes. So trying to capture its size in photos is frustrating. Just looking at it gives a very poor sense of its immensity. But, when I got out of the car at the farm –4,000 up the side of the volcano — I felt the angle of the slope and for the first time I “got” its size. It was like my Body did some sort of calculation and knew what it was standing on.

I could go on and on and on, God. And I probably will in the days to come. But now, I am just going to say Thank You! Thank You for Maui, for good friends, and for the iPhone that held all those photos.

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One comment on “A 28 hour trip to Maui
  1. I loved the lavender farm there!

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