Looks like another dinosaur has escaped. Maybe we’ll go to a different beach today…
Sorry for the long delay in posts. The process of finding safe housing is proving to be most difficult and has caused a marked decline in health. Jeremy and I are making it by as always with a smile in our hearts and hope in our eyes. With some luck, we’ll find a new place to live soon that is a healing environment and with considerably less stress than our current apartment.
Sundog Tales will most certainly be continuing just as soon as I’ve the oomph for more adventures! Hugs to all! Lisa
My new camera – I love it! I’ve been having a great time photographing all kinds of things on the island.
It’s not uncommon to see me lying on my belly in the sand at the beach while trying for a different angled shot or in some other awkward pose to capture an image of a bee harvesting pollen. In a land of tourism, I blend right in!
I’ve been finding my love of photography growing again and each excursion fans the flames of this lifelong passion even higher. It feels good to be alive and with camera in hand.
I would like to have more photos to put up here today, but for now I’ll start with a cute pig who lives across the street. Occasionally him and his siblings would escape their fenced area to forage in the lush grass on the other side of their enclosure. I was lucky enough to come home for a day out with my camera to see them all running down the road. Barely waiting for the car to stop, I hopped out with a quick “Meet you at home!” tossed to Jeremy as I hurried off after the pigs.
I hope you enjoy the first of what will be many interesting shots from the island of Maui here in beautiful Hawaii.
Nearly a month ago, it became apparent it was time for us to find a new place to call home. While I do love our little studio apartment, we need someplace a little more suited to our quiet and peaceful lifestyle.
As I’ve been finding out this last month – obtaining safe and affordable housing with MCS can be a real pain in the keister!
I have tried over a dozen rentals and none have the necessary requirements for our needs – mainly mold free with non-toxic flooring, no fresh paint, and zero pest control spraying. I’ve not a clue how we ended up finding our current rental so easily, it was a total fluke!
Luckily we are not on a time limit for having to move, so if the right place for us doesn’t show until next month that will be ok… though the stress is pretty incredible.
Not only are we limited by our health needs, but there is also a large amount of competition for any reasonably priced rental. Within hours of a rental being listed it will have had close to a half dozen calls or more from people looking for the same price range we are. This puts a tremendous amount of pressure on us to be one of the first people to call or risk losing what may have been a rare MCS friendly rental.
My world has narrowed down to keeping myself ready for action at a moments notice on a good sounding rental and dealing with the stress our living situation is causing.
Meanwhile, I have been lucky enough to follow a dream I’ve had for many years, easily half my life, and purchased a good DSLR camera last month. Funny timing on it, as there is not a chance I would have bought it had I known less than a week later I would be searching for a place to move. Yet, I’ve found a great deal of enjoyment in snapping pictures of our various journeys around the island this last month and it has been a much needed source of relaxing calm in my life. I hope to have some photos ready to share on here soon, though it may take until after our move for that to happen.
The house hunt continues. I still have high hopes with each phone call and email, that this could be the next home for us. I just hope it is sooner rather than later as I’m ready to be moving on.
This is what February 13th looks like from Hawaii at Waihe’e Beach, Maui. (pronounced why-hay-A)
We walked around the bend seen in this picture, then set our picnic down in our usual place. I turned around and was surprised to see this wonderful rainbow stretching the sky behind me.
The weather cleared to almost full sun, mid-70’s, and the water was warm enough for a long soak after a brief shock of cold when first diving in.
Waihe’e is one of our favorite beaches here so far. It’s a reasonable drive and usually quiet. Today it was just the two of us and a whale we saw breach the surface out past the reefs. The wave break you see in the photo (where all the white topped waves are) stretches a very long ways and provides a protected area for swimming, floating, and snorkeling year round.
So far at Waihe’e we’ve now seen many various aquatic life, a sea turtle, a monk seal, and the humpback whale.
A long, meditative rest followed by a good soak in the ocean left me feeling recharged and somewhat centered for the first time in weeks.
The new year has been one of great healing for me, but this is a painful healing of old emotional wounds, both from before I was ill and after, that have their thorns in daily life. It has left me drained and on the edge of slipping back into the crash of November/December. Though it is frustrating to have had only a week or so in early January where I felt as though the crash was finally lifting, it is hard to find fault when the culprit is healing.
Healing is not always easy or happy making, but as long as one is willing to embrace it, then with time you will find a rainbow has sneaked up behind you to brighten your day.