365 Project – 329: Leaving on a jet plane – iPhone (November 24, 2012)

My hubby tells me we were lucky to catch such a clear (aka no smog) shot of the San Gabriel mountains. And, I captured a not-so-proud parenting moment when daddy let Nora have these neon orange Pringles for breakfast in the airport. Bleh!!

So long blue skies and sunshine. Back to the land of grays, greens, fresh air, goretex, and galoshes. 😉

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365 Project – 328: Farewell SoCal palm trees – iPhone (November 23, 2012)

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365 Project – 55 : North Shore Palm Trees (February 24, 2012)

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I’m not quite sure what it is about palm trees that fascinate me but, I kept taking photos of these graceful, statuesque, tropical icons. I took this before sunset trying to get the trees in sihlouette, the exposure set for some blue sky, and a bit of sun flare peeking through. I can picture this as a postcard with “Aloha from Hawaii!” in a cursive, sunset orange font…can’t you? 🙂

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365 Project – 48 : Good morning North Shore! (February 17, 2012)

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Keeping it brief. Somehow lost the power supply to my laptop so battery running low. 😦 Will keep taking pics but, may just post later. Aloha!!

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365 Project – 44 : Palm trees and tradewinds (February 13, 2012)

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Almost everything about Hawaii appeals to my senses…the taste of the local tropical fruit, the humidity on my hair and skin, the buoyancy of an ocean swim, the stirring of my spirit at the sight of magnificent breaching whales and basking green sea turtles, and the feast for our eyes surrounded by swaying palm trees and vibrantly colored flowers. One of my favorite reasons for visiting Hawaii is the relaxing effect the island environment has on me. Now in the North Shore, as opposed to bustling Waikiki, we can sleep with the windows open, feeling the gentle breeze from the tradewinds and listening to the rustling of the palm trees and waves crashing. Nature’s best lullaby ever. Awww….

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