Supernova Soul

One hundred worlds,

this soul of mine,


ticking chimes.

Supernova in my mind.

The moon and stars

forever blind.

Myself, I’m lost.

Forever, goodbye.


Whisper Wings

She left a trail of petals

The wind plucked one by one

And hid beneath the shadows

Of misty river’s run

But winter came and left

And in the flower’s dew

A tear was all she wept

With whisper wings, she flew

Lanakai Beach

I don’t know about you, but I could really use something calming and peaceful to look at this morning. Photo taken at Lanakai Beach in Oahu (not on my good camera, but I think it’s beautiful, nonetheless). Remember to pause, take a deep breath, and reset today. Think of warm and inviting thoughts. Peace, love, and joy to all.

Ko’olau Mountains

I thought it would be fun to post a picture that portrays where my love for hiking and landscape photography began.

This photo was taken while hiking in the Ko’olau Mountains in Oahu. My husband and I were on our honeymoon and we had set out to go to Manoa Falls. Near the falls there was a sign leading to a different trail, and we wondered if it went up to the top of the falls, so we decided to see where it went. As it turned out, the trail was a steep mud pit with plenty of obstacles in the way. The path then split into two. There were no signs or directions, so we just picked one and hoped for the best. As luck would have it, we ran into a local who advised us that we should turn around and take the other trail because the one we were on went for miles and miles and miles before finally leading into town. To this day I’m still thankful for running into him because we might still be lost somewhere out there otherwise! This photo was taken from the top of that second trail. The view was absolutely amazing. It wasn’t what we were expecting to find, but it was breathtaking nonetheless. And thus a hiker and landscape photographer was born!