Tag Archives: Oahu

Byodo-In Temple — Sacred Space

The Byodo-in temple on the island of Oahu is a beautiful replica of the original Byodo-in built in 998 AD, in the city of Uji, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. A reflection of paradise on earth, the temple rests peacefully beneath the … Continue reading

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Behold the Black Swan

Behold the black swan floating between images of carps and clouds in cool pond waters reflecting. With regal beauty and form, the humble bow of the black swan took my breath away.    ~ms ***I took these photos on the … Continue reading

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Endless Sea of Imagination

A young boy daydreams as he rides a bronze seal on ocean waves created by the endless sea of his imagination.     ~ms The Mysterious Seal Rider Adjacent to Waikiki beach on Kalakaua Avenue, there is a cute statue … Continue reading

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On Wings of Thought

In the middle of the night on a mental flight with no luggage or tickets, I’m traveling light on warm wings of thought flying to a distant land where sunlit flowers, beautiful ocean water and stretches of sand invite my wandering soul … Continue reading

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Peep of Pali Ridge

On the island of Oahu where wild chickens roam in rocky shadows, sweet little chick eyes sneak a friendly peep at me up on Pali Ridge. But mother’s eyes quickly say: Come no closer, stay away! Independent we must be left alone, feral, and free … Continue reading

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Animal Paparazzi

Oh no….not again. Animal paparazzi taking our pictures. Hey! Put the zoom lens down and come a little closer with that camera.       ~ms ***Photos taken at the Honolulu Zoo, Oahu***

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