dancer purple smallmisty walkWhen I saw the purple beach & dancing lady, I just had to smile!  Doesn’t it just say “MAUI”?  An extra celebration, too, today with the return of the rain after three VERY dry weeks and Kona vog.  My garden gives thanks!  It’s a soft Kona rain, perfect for snuggling up and relaxing with your sweetie.


Great pics – thank you, as always, Jungle John!

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Jeff and I were sitting outside having coffee this morning – our morning ritual – really appreciating the beauty that is surrounding us.  We have a “day off” today.  Where to go?  What to do?  Why not Twin Falls, which is literally one mile down the road from us – just a little towards Pa’ia.  Insider’s hint:  Go LATE in the afternoon, after all the on-the-way-to-Hana traffic has disappeared, and the sun’s rays slant through all the greenery to softly light up the pools!  “Mahalo” Chuck for this gorgeous pic!


Twin Falls

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What an amazing day for our Aussie guests to take a trip up to Wailua valley & magic waterfalls … after calling in to Kaenae first of course, for some wild ocean! Maui no ka oi!IMG_20141208_080226524_HDR  Whales have been sighted on the west side, so soon we’ll be hearing them under our north shore cliffs! Those falls are a bit nippy though!  After all, it is ‘winter’, right?  Jungle John does it again!  “Mahalo” John! IMG_20141208_082115769_HDR IMG_20141208_083909628 IMG_20141208_104045596 IMG_20141208_104248426_HDR

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“La Provence” in Maui? a well kept secret! Don’t miss it!

November 23, 2014

My birthday today! And what better way to celebrate than with my sweetie up in Kula, at “La Provence”? Light as air crepes filled with goat cheese & veggies, drizzled with fresh pesto … plus a salad with delicious lilikoi/balsamic dressing … great cappuccino … and apricot ‘tarte’ … all done with Provencal flair! Don’t […]

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Hiking with Jungle John – my favorite!

November 11, 2014

              If you stay with us, be sure to let Jungle John take you for a walk on the wild side!! Amongst other things, John is not only a great guide (he knows the island like the back of his hand) but he’s also a fabulous photographer! These are […]

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Summer butterflies in our Ocean Lookout bathroom

October 31, 2014

Who can resist a bathroom with butterflies flying up the walls? 

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Gorgeous sea caves, Maka’iwa tide pooling with Jungle John

October 21, 2014

                        What an amazing Sunday morning hike with Jungle John!  Down the peninsula towards the coastline, we could see a waterfall plunging from the cliffs in the far distance.  And then, when we finally reached the shoreline – the breathtaking milky color of the […]

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Hiking Paradise with Jungle John – strawberry guavas at Maka’iwa

October 15, 2014

  As sweet as grapes, and MUCH more prolific … imagine hiking along a wild ridge down to the ocean, eating strawberry guavas all the way … shimmying down a 140ft cliff (with a rope – not as dramatic as it sounds!) … then lazing in tide pool and watching the ‘iwa birds nesting in the […]

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So many hibiscus … and the last of our summer lemons!

October 13, 2014

We were working in the garden oceanside of our little Haleakala Cottage today.  Bird-of-Paradise blooming in the background … couldn’t resist the colors of our new beach towels plus the brilliant scarlet hibiscus … and the cool yellow of the last of our late Summer lemons!

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Scarlet hibiscus, apple bananas, fresh tangerines from our trees … Haiku abundance!

October 9, 2014

Pineapples are traditionally the Hawaiian symbol for hospitality … but just look at how MUCH abundance we have around us here, on this beautiful island of Maui!  Our fruit trees have been exploding with limes, lemons, tangerines and avocadoes for the last three months … and now the Star fruit is just coming into season.  […]

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