...SUN, SAND, SEA, SURF and SORRY... Sorry, that is, for not having any up-to-date photos of our SHANGRILA in Kauai, Hawaii.
We just arrived last night and today was not a SIGHT-SEEING or picture-taking day. Too busy SETTLING in, SLEEPING in, (me, to recover from the long flight which doesn't agree with my fibromyalgia) and SHOPPING so we won't STARVE in the days to come.
Here is a SAMPLE
Kauai is one of the less populated and less 'touristified' of the Hawaiian Islands. It has been our place of destination for quite a few Thanksgiving Holidays. It is known as the Garden Isle. I think that a really good description of its beauty is to say that it has all the lush greenness and beauty of England with temperatures at a balmy 78- 80 degrees, and mild sea breezes.
More photos to follow, I promise.
S is also for Scottish girl -- one of my earlier paintings, which I don't think I've posted before. I love her red hair and green eyes. I can see things in this painting that I would change or add now, but then of course, I always can. I think I never know when to stop with my paintings.
S is also for STEEPLES. We are doing a bit of globe hopping on this post.
This magnificent cathedral is in Ecuador, which was one of the places we visited last year. In fact I sat quietly for about half an hour here in the cool shade and away from the busy park square, while Moth was buzzing around taking photos. (I took this one. He wouldn't have cut off the top of the SPIRE as I have done!) It was a great people watching spot.
S is also for Scruffy -- how could I not include him? I have to stop myself from looking at his photos all the time, because I miss him -- yes, even with all this beauty around us.
That look is just so typical of him (see similar photo in side bar). It is a patient, expectant look. He sits just this way with his paws so neat and looking up at you, saying, "I'm being a very good boy. So please will you let me go outside?"
I am sure he is blissfully snoozing, even snoring and not missing me at all, (but I'd like to think he is missing me a little bit).
On Thursday we will be going to GAYLORDS and will see if that tortie cat is still asleep on that very same step as he has been every Thanksgiving for years. See my post for the letter K on September 27 this year for more details about this.
This post is for ABC WEDNESDAY, Mrs. Nesbitt's SOUNDLY, SUCCESSFUL SEGMENT. To see more SIZZLING S's please click on the link above.