Life in Hawaii: A Carnival of Aloha

Garden with Double RainbowIt has been stormy here in Hawaii for the past several days. But those of us who live here know that after the rain, there's always a rainbow -- quite literally.

We like showing facets of our island home to our readers, and we regularly post articles about Hawaii and photos of the creatures that live here. But there is much more to Hawaii, beyond what we write about.

We'd like to invite our readers to visit the current Carnival of Aloha, a blog carnival hosted by our friend Evelyn at Homespun Honolulu. As always, the Carnival of Aloha features posts by bloggers on several of our islands, and they cover a fascinating array of subjects ranging from local architecture to hula dancers to whales. (Yes, our article about our close encounters with Humpback Whales in Hawaii is included, but there are others, too!) Or maybe you'd prefer to have a look at any of the several articles about interesting things to do, see -- and eat -- here in Hawaii. Take some time to go and have a look at the 6th edition of the Carnival of Aloha: We've Got Us a Whale of a Carnival!

About the Photo: I took the above picture in my back garden early one morning after an all-night rain. We woke up, opened our bedroom blinds and saw this beautiful double rainbow over the Pacific Ocean. I quickly grabbed the point-and-shoot camera that was handy and snapped this image. If you look closely (click the photo to enlarge) you'll see a pair of wild game birds, called Grey Francolins, waiting for their breakfast near our ground feeder.

13 comments:

  1. Your garden competes with the beauty of the rainbows! :)

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  2. Absolutely beautiful. When we lived on Maui we were often treated to double rainbows.

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  3. Oh Bobbie, I'm commenting here instead of at you WW post - fewer people here. Ha! Such gorgeous photos! It just isn't fair that you live there and I live here (NYC). Thanks for visiting me and commenting on my WW post! Say hi to Jerry!

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  4. This is one the the most beautiful pictures that I have ever seen

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  5. I feel sorry for you to have to look out your backyard and witness such a mundane scene :)

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  6. You're double-lucky for sure! We rarely see rainbows here in Chicago. ;-(

    So thanks so much for brightening my day. There's a snowstorm here right now, but it's yielded some nice shots, nonetheless: http://urbanislands.etsy.com

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  7. Hi Bobbie - What a view you have! I am so envious!! Thanks for sharing such a beautiful rainbow with us!

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  8. Beautiful photo! We used to go to Moloka'i to do our winter maize fields and I loved all the rainbows. Moloka'i was desperately boring but absolutely beautiful!

    Not doing WW anymore, but I thought I would stop by because I always love your photos!

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  9. Very beautiful double rainbows and the scenery is really beautiful!!

    Looking foward to the opportunity and time to visit my friends in Hawaii !

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  10. Thank you all for your nice comments about the rainbow photo.

    @ Thomas - Yes, we feel that way sometimes, too -- especially the magenta bougainvillea.

    @ Susan and Chris - Thanks for confirming to our readers who have not spent time in Hawaii that we're telling the truth about the rainbows here!

    @ Mary (the teach) Jerry says "Hi" back!

    And to all of you experiencing a nasty winter in the temperate zones, we wish you an early spring -- with rainbows. ;-}

    Bobbie & Jerry

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  11. Awesome shot - love the colours of the flowers bright against an angry but calming sky. Great veiw from your house - will share my view on my photo a day blog in the next couple of days.

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  12. GO! Smell the flowersFebruary 11, 2008 at 8:43 AM

    A gorgeous flower smelling photo,

    Thanks for sharing...

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  13. @ Treehouse - I have visited your blog, and I love your photos.

    @ Flowers - These flowers actually don't smell very much, but we love their color.

    Bobbie

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We welcome your comments and invite your questions. Dialogue is a good thing!

Bobbie & Jerry