A shot from last year's trip to Australia.
There was wind and rain today, but of a different kind than late. Today’s wind carried the sweet scent of spring and the rain a warmth that promised tomorrow’s summer. To greet the warmer weather I post a picture of summer daisies taken last year.
I asked a person selling fresh fruit and beads by a Maui road where there were good local places to hike. She told me to drive five miles along the Highway until I came to a bridge, just beyond the bridge I would find a hole in the fence; I should climb through and follow the trail to a waterfall. I found the waterfall, but for me the best part of this adventure was the trails themselves — they led though miles of bamboo forest!
I was walking along a Maui beach when I found a memorial stone benieth this tree for Russell Matsuo Nakahashi 1961-2005. The inscription says that Russell was a fisherman. I don’t know his story, but it must have been a story of love and either friends or family because the stone was covered with beads, fresh flowers and unopened bottles of beer. It is not just the sea and this lonely tree that remembers Nakahashi.