This is the house we stayed in while visiting the Big Island of Hawaii.
It was complete paradise with a hammock in front and an incredible ocean view.
The view out the window of the master bedroom.
A little background: I grew up in Southern California, swimming every weekend at my uncle's house and visiting the beach frequently. As soon as I went to college I lost my love of the water + the ability to put my head under. I probably went to the beach a total of 4 times all through school and not once went in the water. Although we had a beautiful beach in front of the house, I really wanted to see all of the different colored sand beaches and I thought that if I was ever going to go in the water again, Hawaii would be a pretty good place to do it. While I don't care for sand, I do love the sight, sound, and smell of a beautiful beach. Some I came across:
After 7 years, I went into the ocean. The beach at mauna kea invited me into it's depths and though I was very hesistant, being surrounded by my closest family and friends allowed me to relax and dive in!
Moped rentals in Kona,
A steaming volcano,
Hand painted mileage,
Actual tropical drinks,
Tide pool exploring,
and some down time. This is my favorite picture from the whole trip, it reminds me of a Nancy Drew cover, with tony floating in the background like a creep. I love double exposure surprises. Have a great labor day.
all photos taken with my diana, diana mini, or 35mm. See more photos from my Hawaii trip on flickr.