They don’t call Hawaii the rainbow capital for nothing. It rains often, and depending on which side of the island you’re on, you may get to see a rainbow just as much. And if you’re super lucky, you might get double rainbows!
There are many legends about Hawaii’s lava rocks. Many people believe that if you remove rocks from the island it brings bad luck, and there is even a Hawaii lava rock return! Personally, I believe it, and I will not remove or mail anything off of the island (except sea glass).
Here are some rocks I found to be interesting, because each appear to have faces. Are these the souls of the Hawaiian ancestors? What are they trying to tell us?
Driving up to towards the North Shore of Oahu along Kamekameha Highway, I noticed remnants of what appeared to be an old building. Of course, I had to stop! They reminded me of sugarmill ruins that I’d photographed in other locations. Upon investigation, I discovered that these are the Kualoa Sugarmill Ruins (cir. 1863), a place rich in both royal ancient Hawaiian history and tragedy.
Interestingly, the landscape looks very much the same today as it did nearly 100 years ago.
I was taking an abstract painting class in the Florida Keys when I painted this. I don’t quite recall what the assignment was, but I believe it had to do with creating a landscape. I had no intention behind it when I started to paint, but this is how it ended up. Can you see the little people?