This Mauna Kea, the tallest mountain in the Hawaiian Islands -- summit elevation 13,796 feet (4,205 m). The name means "White Mountain" in the Hawaiian language. Most winters, it has a snow cap from some time in November, until some time in March. I took the photo from my garden, while standing under my kitchen window. This is our kitchen window view.Bobbie
Very beautiful ! I also admired the rainbow beneath.
Me = Jealous
I did not know Hawaii had a snow top! I am always learning things here...Much appreciated!! Great WW to you!! :D
Very beautiful shot! Love it:)
Wow! Far more better than dessert *sigh* thx for visiting!
Those colors are just stunning! Maybe if I look long enough I can convince myself I am there...yeah right.
Nice one! We loves us some Hawaii!!
And that's Winter?Greetings from 'sunny' Canada...Have a great WW!My post: Ergonomics.
WHat a beautiful scene. Happy WW!
How beautiful!Mine is here. Happy WW! :)
Adorable! I need to book a flight... NOW!Happy WW!
beautiful, i've been to hawaii 18 years ago, and dying to back there...:(. If money isn't an issue....
I had to look closely...I almost thought the mountain was a giant wave! And to think you see that view from your very own garden.. Nice shot.
Snow in Hawaii, the two just don't seem to go together. Great photo.OK about my post. I looked up "belut" in the dictionary. It says eel. Now I want to know why there is an eel in my garden.
Can I spend my winters with you? PLEASE!
Lovely photo you have here, perfect shot! Happy WW!Totally Worn OutThe Future Pianist
Oh is THAT beautiful! Can I come visit????Happy WW, Tina
Nice WW post! Come on over and check out the NOT so Happy Birthday.
Nice view! Happy WW!
I've never been to Hawaii, but hope to someday. . . Beautiful shot! Thanks for stopping by and Happy WW!!
Hi Bobbie-- I love this and recognized Mauna Kea as soon as I saw your nice picture. I have been told you can ski there when there is enough snow.We spent a week at Mauna Kea State Park with a fairly large group of youth from the Big Island (Hawaii).At that time I was running (like jogging) and ran all over the roads around there.I may have run past your home!I would love to come back. We spent 16 days there, three on Oahu, six on Mauii, and nine on Hawaii.My greatniece is getting married this summer in Honolulu but we aren't planning on attending.Happy WW!..
Amazing contrasts- Beautiful capture
Gorgeous shot! It's hard to imagine flowers and snow in the same scene!
What an amazing contrast in seasons, what a beautiful place to be !!
Wonderful picture. Last week I posted Hawaii pics for WW. I'm soooo ready to go back.
We love Hawai'i, and the Big Island especially. Kamuela beef & paniolos! Black sand beaches! Lava tubes!Maybe if I'm good I'll come back in another life as a bird or flower native to the islands. :)Happy Chinese New Year,CynematicP i l l o w b o o k
Hawaii is so beautiful! I've always wanted to go but just haven't had the time. Thanks for stopping by. Happy WW
Wow! How gorgeous! Do you get to see that from your own house?
I never realized it snowed in any part of Hawaii!
I could totally handle a winter that looks like that. Beautiful!
Hi Bobbie - I so wish my winter was like yours! All the warmth and flowers and snow at a distance - perfect!Kathy
Ooooh how pretty. It is pretty cool to see snow on the top of that mountain since you wouldn't think in your nice hot climate you would get to see that. Great picture as always! I am looking forward to snorkelling in Barbados and have bought a couple of underwater cameras so I will be posting some of my findings in the weeks to follow. happy ww.Kyla
Beautiful view! Happy WW!
that is such an amazing place and those colors are very much needed for us winter friends!
Thanks, everyone, for visiting and leaving your comments.Some of you seemed not to know that there was such a thing as snow in Hawaii. The mountain in the photo, and another, called Mauna Loa, both have snow caps all winter long, even though the temperatures at sea level are in the 70s and low 80s (f). This year, Mt. Haleakala, on Maui, also got a dusting of snow. It's not quite as tall as Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, so it only gets snow every once in awhile.@ Jim -- Yes, although there are no established ski runs there -- and no lifts or tows either -- some people do go skiing, snowboarding and sledding on Mauna Kea in winter.@ Shannon - I have since looked up that critter, too, and I would love to know how it got to your garden.@ Kyla - I visited your blog earlier today and left a comment about your new snorkeling gear. Hope you have a wonderful time in Barbados.@ Cynematic - Sounds like you really "did" the Big Island while you were hee. I hope you get to come back again -- as a human!@ Kathy - Yes, that is how I like to experience snow -- as a nice view in the distance. ;-}Bobbie
What a nice warm picture. I think I need to to look at lots of nice warm pictures....it's supposed to be -30F to -40F here tonight.
Great shot and great contrast, the beautiful flowers before the snowcap mountain. Very nice!
@ Cathy - If the photo helps to "warm" you, up there above the Arctic Circle, then that's something. At least you got to see something here other than a "squishy, pricky, fishie" thing this time. (Private joke between Cathy and me.)@ 2sweet - Thanks for dropping by.Bobbie
Isn't that a view Big Islanders and visitors are getting all excited about each year - the contrast between blue skies, white capped volcanoes and colorful tropical flowers?! This is compensating for the rainy days which are needed to make it there.Mahalo and aloha, Pua
Aloha, Pua. Yes, we Big Islanders are very fortunate to have views like this, aren't we?Bobbie
That is so beautiful!
We welcome your comments and invite your questions. Dialogue is a good thing!Bobbie & Jerry
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