walking in the elements

Kohala, Hawaii

Recently I went for a walk up the Kohala Coast on the northern tip of Hawaii Island. There was a closed sign at the trail head warning that portions of the coastal trail were missing. Hawaii is a living mountain and sometimes large chunks of land break loose of the island and slide and tumble into the sea. I hiked uphill instead, happy for the time to spend a day walking in the elements.

I got to thinking how fragile the whole earth system is. For example how such a thin layer of soil supports all the species of plants and animals.

EARTH

AIR

WATER

FIRE

I made it home for sunset and sat on the lanai with a beverage. Grateful for the beauty of the earth that day. Grateful the 4 elements were pleasant and in balance.

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9 Responses to walking in the elements

  1. wonderful….ah……

  2. Helen Cherry says:

    Simply beautifully put..

  3. axis media says:

    Wow! Great pics! Makes me miss home!. On that trailhead you can find several old village ruins and Evan an odd petroglyph. It seems at one time that area had tones of inhabitants …where did they all go?

  4. weefolkers says:

    nice post Dohn …it relaxed me

  5. Pit says:

    Hi there,
    Wonderful pictures and intriguing thoughts: I really like this posting.
    Have a great day,
    Pit

  6. I’ve read recently about the island getting smaller. Is it a worse problem recently or has it been relatively the same over time?

  7. Excellent photographs and thank you for sharing
    marg swarnabhoomi

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