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Pictures are all taken during the course of my activities such as paddling, surfing, hiking, mountain biking, snorkeling, kayaking, stand-up paddling, rock climbing, archery, skeet shooting, and soon diving - due to my schedule, some postings are done in advanced and posted automatically by blogger on the dates specified. If you have any suggestions, comments, etc for photos you would like me to take, do not hesitate to let me know - enjoy and thanks for stoppin by - Live, Love, Laugh and share the ALOHA!

Monday, August 14, 2006

Summer is for lovers

I decided to put a hawaiian song today since it is HonoluluDP after all - so I hope this song will get you into the mood - press PLAY!!!:

Today's post is more about other people's post because love is for sharing and these people captured a moment in time that will be forever cherished by the subjects of the respective photos:

E aloha ae ana nö au
I ka makani kaulana o ka `äina
A`u e ho`oheno nei
Ka makani kä`ili aloha

Ku`u pua, ku`u lei, ku`u milimili ë
Ku`u lei kau i ka wëkiu
A he milimili `oe a he hiwahiwa na`u
A he lei mau no ku`u kino

I aloha `ia nö ia home
Ia home luakaha a ka malihini
A`u i noho ai a kupa
Ka makani kä`ili aloha
~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *
I love the
Famous wind of this land
Mine to cherish
The wind named Love-snatcher

My flower, my lei, mine to cherish
My lei that I adore above all others
You are my favorite and precious to me
A lei forever for my body

Beloved is this home
This home so delightful to visitors
Where I stayed many years
With my love that was once snatched by the wind


Blogger Mile Stones said...

Good morning Dan & Kala,

After yesterday's profound post (it was also the 16th anniv of my Mum's death - a natural time for reflection on it all), today's beauty provkes my thoughts in a different way. It is the power that transcends its simplicity. I feel lucky that I, like you, live in a country where it so easy to step into places like this. Not to take it for granted, but to take inspiration, even to feel humble, & drink it in, breathe it in. Yes, this could be Portugal,in its coloration - sky, ocean, sand - heavenly emptiness, right to the cliff formation, but with a different geology. Going to look for a couple ofshots to post to compare/confirm.
Song: wonderful, more so because of translation.
Lastly,I thank & congratulate you for this idea to use other people's captures to represent universal themes that are of value to you. All for it. i just wish I wasn't the world's worst bloggger, as nothing seems to work to introduce a blogroll or any links!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006 at 12:02:00 AM HST  
Blogger Liz said...

uh everybody in your links today seems to kiss someone else...I think I should do a post kissing someone too:-)

But I am too busy preparing sandwiches for the tourists... listening to hawaiian music :-)

Tuesday, August 15, 2006 at 12:20:00 AM HST  
Blogger ~tanty~ said...

Aww ... so romantic - the picture and the song. Are you in love Kala?

Tuesday, August 15, 2006 at 12:53:00 AM HST  
Blogger Kate said...

Great theme, but love is year round, not just summer--right? ~tanty~ if Kala isn't in love now, he's going to be. He's ready!!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006 at 1:47:00 AM HST  
Blogger Kala said...

You guys are too funny - since imaginations are running abundant, why not read a poem by Edgar Allan Poe...

In Heaven a spirit doth dwell
"Whose heart-strings are a lute";
None sing so wildly well
As the angel Israfel,
And the giddy stars (so legends tell),
Ceasing their hymns, attend the spell
Of his voice, all mute.

Tottering above
In her highest noon,
The enamored moon
Blushes with love,
While, to listen, the red levin
(With the rapid Pleiads, even,
Which were seven,)
Pauses in Heaven.

And they say (the starry choir
And the other listening things)
That Israfeli's fire
Is owing to that lyre
By which he sits and sings-
The trembling living wire
Of those unusual strings.

But the skies that angel trod,
Where deep thoughts are a duty-
Where Love's a grown-up God-
Where the Houri glances are
Imbued with all the beauty
Which we worship in a star.

Therefore thou art not wrong,
Israfeli, who despisest
An unimpassioned song;
To thee the laurels belong,
Best bard, because the wisest!
Merrily live, and long!

The ecstasies above
With thy burning measures suit-
Thy grief, thy joy, thy hate, thy love,
With the fervor of thy lute-
Well may the stars be mute!

Yes, Heaven is thine; but this
Is a world of sweets and sours;
Our flowers are merely- flowers,
And the shadow of thy perfect bliss
Is the sunshine of ours.

If I could dwell
Where Israfel
Hath dwelt, and he where I,
He might not sing so wildly well
A mortal melody,
While a bolder note than this might swell
From my lyre within the sky.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006 at 2:06:00 AM HST  
Blogger Liz said...

uhm...you guys are right..Kala is in love??? :-)

Tuesday, August 15, 2006 at 2:52:00 AM HST  
Blogger dutchie said...

This makes me feel old.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006 at 3:14:00 AM HST  
Blogger Lisi said...

Kala oh Kala, this is so romantic......

Tuesday, August 15, 2006 at 3:20:00 AM HST  
Blogger weez said...

This reminds me of my recent trip to Oahu
Thank you!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006 at 3:38:00 AM HST  
Blogger Kala said...

Hi Weez- that was a kewl waterfall of Manoa falls you photographed - I was actually there at around the same time with some friends visiting from Sweden!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006 at 9:17:00 AM HST  
Blogger Tim Rice said...

You have so many gorgeous photos here. Some day maybe I'll get to visit and see first hand for myself. But till then you and other people will be my eyes. Thanks.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006 at 10:12:00 AM HST  
Blogger Stinkypaw said...

Darn! Can't get the link to work for the song... :-(

Love the feeling of quietness about the beach - great shot!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006 at 10:21:00 AM HST  
Blogger Shelly said...

Kala, this is again a lovely post. Thanks for the link. I do think you must be in love or very open to it in any case. Wonderful!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006 at 11:45:00 AM HST  
Anonymous Marie Simon said...

Thank you soooooooo much for this relaxing and lovely moment, looking at your pictures and listening to this music... Thank you !!!!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006 at 12:09:00 PM HST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kala, this is such beautiful music! Now I know where to come whenever I need a "mini-vacation." Thanks! I'd love to hear more of your wonderful music from paradise in the future.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006 at 1:40:00 PM HST  
Blogger Nancee said...

What a magnificent place. You captured the scene - both mood and colors - perfectly. I love the footsteps in the sand.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006 at 4:24:00 PM HST  
Blogger Rajesh Dangi said...

nice post! great work!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006 at 6:03:00 PM HST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kala...you forgot the couple on Akitadailyphoto!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006 at 6:39:00 PM HST  
Blogger santy said...

ok, I'm pretty sure Kala's in love :) breathtaking shot there!!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006 at 7:46:00 PM HST  
Blogger danafaye said...

Very nice ...

Tuesday, August 15, 2006 at 8:52:00 PM HST  
Anonymous Céline said...

Thanks for this romantic post! I'm sorry i didn't passed by these days but my computer is broken!!! argl! I'm helpless without it! ;-) See ya!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006 at 9:07:00 PM HST  
Blogger carissa maye said...

wow....a beautiful song, and a gorgeous photo!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006 at 10:37:00 PM HST  
Blogger weez said...


Yes Manoa falls was wonderful, what a great hike that was, even though it was pouring.

I visit your blog everyday for a taste of Hawaii.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006 at 3:21:00 AM HST  
Blogger Jane said...

Very romantic Kala... I love the song. Very beautiful...

Love must be in the air...

Are you in love? ;P

Wednesday, August 16, 2006 at 7:58:00 AM HST  
Blogger Kala said...

Stinkpaw: Can you try it again - it should work now =) - I have not forgotten about the bike shop question you had and will look into that this week =P

Jane: A'ole - nope - not in love - ok, I lie, I will post my love in my next post - actually - the post after the next - so a couple of posts from now =)

Weez: Yeah, this past Feb/Mar was cRAzY - we had record rains - it was record rains - I hope u guys still had a good time - we've had maybe one day of rain in tha last two months I think. Let me know if you want anything photographed (and to the rest of you reading this comment).

The requests I have thus far is:
(1) Rabbit Island
(2) Night photo

Wednesday, August 16, 2006 at 10:26:00 AM HST  
Blogger Jazzy said...

Kala you're very generous and lovely =)
Like the song

Wednesday, August 16, 2006 at 12:19:00 PM HST  
Blogger Aloha Pineapple said...

I really like the song...who sings it?

Great photo, by the way. Makes me wish I was back in Hawaii :(

Wednesday, August 16, 2006 at 5:52:00 PM HST  
Blogger Kala said...

Aloha Pineapple: The song is by Kapono Beamer and the title is -Ka Makani Ka Ili Aloha =)

Glad u like it!

Wednesday, August 16, 2006 at 10:20:00 PM HST  
Blogger weez said...

I'd love to see Lanikai again! That's my request

I was there in Feb and it poured every single night but we managed

Have you been to Magnum PI's house yet ;) I'm sure you have. That was fun to see

Thursday, August 17, 2006 at 4:26:00 AM HST  

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