Brain Waves

 Sweet scents
of fecund foliage
weave sinuous patterns
soft-shaded aroma
snakes gracefully
into the ancient brain

Leaf turns to look

Bright eyes watch from inside yellow gold, harmless to humans, so I am told

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23 Responses to Hawaii

  1. Artswebshow says:

    These shots are beautiful except for the spiders but that isn’t really your fault. lol

  2. Monica says:

    Well, hi – for some reason I didn’t see this. I do like the idea of a page just for photographs and will set one up. Wet bat wings – there’s an image. Thanks for your help, Androgoth!

  3. Monica says:

    Hello Kenny, Fascinating people – gentle and warrior-like. Now they have to battle the wind farms, plantation owners, the concrete and high-rises, luxury home developers. It’s a full-time job, and they are losing the fight. The ocean is a more fitting opponent.

  4. kenny2dogs says:

    Aloha Monica my dear, Hawaii..A place I would love to visit. What landscape, what Nature and what people. I can imagine the sailors years ago dropping anchor in a azure sea. Being welcomed by raven haired beauties with flowers in their hair.
    Wish I was there now !!!
    nice post Monica.

  5. bluebee says:

    He’s a beauty and looks a lot like the St Andrews Cross whose web always gets me out in the garden

  6. Monica says:

    Thank you so much, Ian

  7. Monica says:

    So interesting — I realized it has been forever since I have seen a praying mantis. I also saw many more butterflies in Hawaii than I see at home. That’s some spider, isn’t it? – the one I told you about.

  8. That was a refreshing blog to read and great pics
    Thank you

  9. bluebee says:

    Inspired words to accompany beautiful photos, Monica – I felt transported to that calm, cool place. That gold colour on the spider is gorgeous and I love ‘leaf turns to look’ 🙂 Just a few days ago I was thinking that I haven’t seen a praying mantis for years and wonder if they even exist here in Australia. Thanks for sharing your travels. bb

  10. Monica says:

    Hi Chloe, Your new blog is gorgeous. I’ll visit again soon.

  11. Monica says:

    I know what you mean, Jen. This large fellow seemed happy to occupy his space in front of the door – you just couldn’t go in or out that way. We arrived at a territorial compromise, although he did wiggle when I walked by.

  12. Monica says:

    Hi Sandy, I think it is called heliconia. Thanks for encouraging me to find out!

  13. Hi – this is Chloe from “Writing Days-Happy Days” with my new blog. Just to let you know I’ve subscribed to your blog now as Blossom Dreams. Please visit if you get a chance (if you haven’t already).

    Chloe xx

  14. Androgoth says:

    Yes I did mean a new page with photographs and that way you can just add what you wish and maybe add a comment at the bottom after adding them…

    I recently added a new page with some of my jewelry on it but the quality of the photographs are rather poor so I will need to do those again sometime and replace them…

    As for the weather, well it is absolutely throwing it down this evening so my Bat wings will be soaked if I can’t perfect my brolly flying skills… lol Have a lovely rest of weekend now Monica and do try to be good okay? lol Just kidding

    Androgoth XXx

  15. jennyozzy says:

    lovely pics dont like spiders though not even teeny ones xxjen

  16. Monica says:

    Laz, that’s the praying mantis I was telling you about.

  17. Monica says:

    Pen, it does look like a sun god mask. A square face – isn’t that amazing? Can you see the web in the picture? I’m so glad you have had sun and warmth. Our spring has been very late. The red bud outside my window is almost always nipped by frost. It waits and waits to open; when it finally does – snow! Thinking about you and Bess and hoping your heart is easing a little.

  18. lazfreedman says:

    Love it all… Monica 🙂
    Peace to you,

  19. penpusherpen says:

    “The ancient brain” indeed, loved your words, Monica, and the first photo looked like a wonderful artistic painting or backdrop, which leads to more wonders, a leaf with eyes for one. Made me smile and stare in wonder. The spider looks as if it’s wearing an Aztec sun god mask and staring out at the world, (my imagination playing tricks methinks)
    I saw your reply to Andro, and we’re having a marvellous Spring, so much sun and warmth for the past few weeks, but now the sun has decided to hide it’s face as it thinks we’ve been so, so spoiled. 😀 … take care my lovely friend, and thank you for the peek into your adventure filled holiday. xPenx

  20. Monica says:

    Sandy, that’s so nice of you to say! I should know what the flower is — I’ll try to find out.

  21. Monica says:

    Hi Androgoth, Thanks so much – and I appreciate your asking for the Hawaii post and photos. You have really good suggestions. Now tell me what you mean about a different page … a different post, or a page just for photos? Have a lovely weekend yourself. What’s the weather doing in England? – I bet you are having a beautiful spring.

  22. Androgoth says:

    I really like this one Monica, and what a beautiful backdrop to your wicked holiday, i hope that you will be adding a lot more photographs, maybe on a different page? Yes there’s some greedy peeps around these parts… lol Have a most excellent weekend and enjoy the sweet memories of Hawaii as I am sure that there are many…

    Androgoth XXx

  23. sandy says:

    This post looks good and sounds even better read out loud.
    What is the red flower?

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