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Upper Waikani Falls - Long Exposure Photography

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Dear Henry, I am glad I got to see the Upper Waikani Falls. But the road to get here was terrible.
Or rather the Road to Hana isn't that bad (it isn't, I have driven much worse in both  Colorado and Utah) the other drivers are terrible.
I highly recommend taking the tour bus for this.  I wish we had.
xoxo a.d.

White and Purple Daisy 2019 - Macro Photography

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Dear Henry,
One of the things I loved about Hawaii is the year-long growing season. The abundance of fresh fruit/vegetables/flowers is awesome.  There were lots of flowers where we stayed, I had several hours of fun around the gardens.
xoxo a.d.

Ohai Stream - Landscape Photography

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Dear Henry,
On the road to Maui's town Hana, you will pass the Keanae Peninsula, which is a lush green area jutting into the Pacific Ocean.
Taro farming is the primary industry here and is one of the staple crops for the Hawaiian Islands.  According to legend though, the Keanae Peninsula wasn't always so green.
Like all of the Hawaiian islands, the peninsula is lava rock and, in ancient times, a chief, wanting his tribe to be the most productive and wealthiest, had all of his villagers hike into the areas above the peninsula and bring back soil.
Eventually, enough was brought back to create an incredibly fertile farming region.
I don't know if this is true, but it does make a good story, and the Keanae Peninsula is beautifully green and contains many farms.
The banana bread is pretty good too.
xoxo a.d.

Garrett's Sunset - Landscape Photography

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Dear Henry,

Just flew in from Maui and no my arms aren't tired - I was in an airplane :) 
It was great to see some color again, as the winter here in Arkansas is rather dull.  After checking in and meeting up with our friends, we ran down to the beach (of course).
One of our friends, Garrett, told me, while all of us watched the sun setting that he wanted this picture.
I obliged.   It did come out rather well.
xoxo a.d.

Yellow and Orange Rose 2019

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Dear Henry,

The word of the day is the verb Humble meaning to make someone feel low, insignificant.

This word is brought to you by today's golf game, which, despite starting out with three holes at par turned into a nightmare of water features and stroke limits.

Sigh.


xoxo a.d.




New Year's Rose 2019

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Dear Henry,
One of my New Year's Rituals is to re-read Joan Didion's essay "On Self-Respect" While many of Joan Didion's essays are full of wisdom, this one, in particular, contains important reminders for me.  Perhaps you will like it as well.
Here is to a year of self-respect and of knowing the value of your time and a year of reaching your goals.
xoxo a.d.