Category Archives: Nature

Pele, Ohia and Lehua

The Lehua is known as Pele’s Flower The Ohia Lehua Tree has been sacred to the Hawaiian people since ancient times. It is  usually associated with the volcano deity Pele and often mentioned in legends, hula, songs, and chants.

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The Volcanic Abyss Below

Noon, Thursday. April 30, 2015  Halemaʻumaʻu Crater, Kilauea Volcano  Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park Halema’uma’u is a pit crater located within the much larger summit caldera of Kilauea in  Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The volcano diety, Pele resides in Halema’uma’u. The roughly … Continue reading

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Hawaiian Hale

Hale. (HAH- leh). Hawaiian word for house. Ancient Hawaiians lived sustainably and recognized that human civilization is an integral part of the natural world. If the human community is to survive, the natural world and nature must be preserved and … Continue reading

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2015…eARTh dAy…land ART

For this Earth Day a bit of inspiration from artist Richard Schilling. LAND art. Land Art was  a movement in the late sixties and early seventies that used the landscape and natural materials to create sculptures of soil, stones, logs, … Continue reading

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Disappearing World

The rural roots of  personal identity and community have been cut off. Our heritage is disappearing. A way of life and livelihood is disappearing. Knowledge of skills is disappearing. Self reliance is disappearing. Family farms are disappearing. People live huddled … Continue reading

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A peek over the Pololū Valley

Big Island, Hawai’i. coordinates: 20°9′3″ N, 155°44′39″ W On the North Kohala peninsula past the quaint towns of Hawi and Kapa’au, after about 8 miles of lush, winding road Highway 270 dead ends at the overlook of Pololū Valley. The Pololū Valley … Continue reading

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Sunset sometimes

Location: (Ho lu ah lo ah) Holualoa Sunset sometimes is obscured by mist and rain. Such is life. If  somber clouds open a cathedral window above we are humbled, in awe. Such is life. A small ray of light can bring … Continue reading

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