Sunday, November 29, 2009

Kauai Views

For my last post from Kauai, I thought I'd post some beautiful views.  Not hard to do on Kauai!  There are several that would have been absolutely typical, but I  have posted most of them in past years.




One of the things we like to do when somewhere new on vacation is to take little side roads to see where they lead and find unusual things off the beaten track.  These two views are the result of this adventuring.  The red, green and yellow
foliage are so bright and beautiful, especially the bright yellow which seemed to radiate sunshine even when there was none.

 

And the mountains are so tall and steep, often with very high, thin waterfalls spiralling down.


This is one more shot from Gaylords.  If I had been on my old computer at home, I could have cropped this and made it even more beautiful.



 
This is the waterfall at  the pool at the condos.  I didn't go in the pool this year, mainly because of my dizzyness and balance problems.  In addition the wind was somewhat cool.  It has to be really warm for me to enjoy going in the pool!

The perfect umbrella tree for Kauai's rainy days!



 These red and green shrubs are in many, many places all over the island.


Finally, Hawaii's State Bird, the Nene.



9 comments:

Gillian said...

Lovely photos, Chris. That striking red,green shrub looks like a coleus? In fact most of those plants are probably only ever seen in hot houses over here. Sigh....

Martyn and Sandy said...

have a friend coming to Kuaui in February and have told her to check your blog - you make a good sales person! Should have been a travel agent! Great shot of the nene - well done.

RuneE said...

It makes a difference from the 1- one - degree we have outsied. With sun.

I am as green as your pictures, but from envy.

PS Thank you for the comment! It is an old contraption for securing the stone in a large supporting wall.

Cherdecor said...

Your pictures are beautiful! The colors of the flowers and plants are gorgeous! I remember when we were in Hawaii, the winds kept it a bit cool. I think we were there in February.

Sandy said...

Beautiful shots. I've been to Hawaii twice, once to Honolulu and once for two weeks on Maui. I soooo love it there. But it's been 25 years the last time I was there.

Patty said...

Beautiful photos, everything is so lush and green. You most have had a wonderful time.

Anne Vis said...

Beautiful shots!

claude said...

Beautiful photos, Chris !

boycheese said...

Is this umbrella tree the same ones that are super tall along the road on the drive up to the Princeville?