Wailea Daily Photo

Wailea Daily Photo

Photoblog of Maui, Hawaii


December Daily PhotoblogTheme--Bridges

This small bridge is probably the busiest foot bridge on Maui. To the right is the famous landmark, the Iao Needle. Below is the Iao Stream (see my earlier photo). On any given day--rain or shine--you will find lots of tourists and locals alike crossing this bouncing bridge.

In the photo above, you'll notice a dog who wasn't at all sure he wanted to cross this bridge! His owner kept encouraging him, but he hesitated and sniffed everything. Maybe it was the 'give' of the bridge which frightened him?

125 other Daily Photobloggers have captured bridges in their cities. Won't you take a look?

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Iao Stream

It's been raining on Maui lately which is a GOOD thing for the 'aina (the Land), and Iao Stream is running good. Yeh!

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On A Street Near Where I Live....

.....there exists such explosive, pink beauty that it takes my breath away every time I drive down the street. This photo only captures one small corner of this experience. When the wind blows (as it often does), pink petals are blowing everywhere. Such beauty makes one become very present and full of gratitude!

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Before The Rain--The Joy!

Today's a stormy day on Maui, but I married this adorable couple BEFORE the rain came--only a few sprinkles for good luck came down upon us. We had scheduled the wedding early (9 am) which is different from most couples I marry who chose to marry at sunset. So all turned out very well! Performing weddings brings me great joy and is one of my passions!

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Fish Ponds Of Maui

This is one of the few remaining Menehune Fishing Ponds left on Maui, and it can be found oceanside of the Menehune Shores condo. It is officially known at the 16th Century Alii (Royal) Fish Pond of Kalepolepo.

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Secret Serenity

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Our Pikake Bush Is In Bloom!

This photo is only one small section of the large pikake bush growing outside our home. If you've never smelled pikake, you're in for a treat when you do. Pikake rivals night blooming jasmine as one of the most fragrant smells on the planet. Pikake leis are considered very special--just look at how small the flowers are! This pikake fragrance permeates our home and blooms several times a year.

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Happy Thanksgiving

This little plane looks so enticing to me! Instead I'm attending two holiday dinners and doing my best to ONLY eat alkaline foods--a nearly impossible task on Thanksgiving!

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Maui Boats

Continuing with my theme of transportation, this photo shows what looks to be a sport fishing boat (or maybe a dive boat?) returning from Makena to the Kihei Boat Ramp. Since the harbors in Maui are full, most likely it will be towed to either a boat yard or home until it's next outing.

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The New and The Old

Continuing my theme of photographing transportation on Maui, I share two photos--a new car and an old car which is affectionately known as a Maui Cruiser. Maui Cruisers are dented, rusted-out, paint-peeling, barely road drivable cars which one doesn't see much anymore as Maui becomes more and more yuppified. MC's are usually cheap rental cars.

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Maui Mermaid

This beautiful mermaid painting is seen on the side of a truck parked on South Kihei Road. Effective advertising or what?!

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An Unusual Maui Vehicle

What a delight to discover this odd, creative Maui truck! Doesn't it make you wonder? You have to go to the website to discover more. :Smile:

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More Maui Wheels

Here is another vehicle you'll see on Maui roads. I've decided to do a series on what I see on the Maui roads. Wait til you see the weird one I'll post tomorrow!

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A Maui Bus

In the 'old' days of Maui, one really needed a car or motorcycle to get around Maui, but in recent years, Maui has upgraded it's transit system. The good news is that now if you don't have wheels, you can get around via the modern bus system. You can even attach your bike to the front of a bus! I've never ridden one yet, but they look spiffy and clean.

Click here to see the routes for the Maui bus system.

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Glorious Sunset

This photo is of last night's sunset. Sunrise and sunset are supposed to be the best time to pray as they are window time periods which open to the Other Side.
On another note, I've joined this free site called Predicitify which is fun. You can predict outcomes to major events, earn money, and also submit your own questions. So far I haven't done too good with my predictions, but that's understandable considering I've been ill and off balance. Once I fully recuperate, I plan to participate more. Here's the link:

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Healing Food

Since I've had pneumonia, the only thing that has appealed to me are hot soups, broths, and stews. This photo was taken at the Hali'imaile General Store Restaurant, a restaurant I've featured before in this blog. This dish may not look all that great, but trust me, it was delicious and hearty!

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Fast Food Maui

Maui has most of the fast food chains you find in the Mainland: Burger King, Jack In The Box, McDonalds, Wendys, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Taco Bell and others. And all of these places offer drive-through windows for quick service. This Burger King package also promotes advertising for the popular Halo 3 game.

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Jacuzzi Heaven

We have a large jacuzzi on our deck which we use frequently, and I can honestly say it's one of the best investments we've ever made. We don't use chlorine in it but an alternative product which is better for your skin. It's especially fantastic to sit in the hot, swirling water at night and stargaze. We can see the Milky Way directly overhead.

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Maui Memorial and Me

This photo is of Maui Memorial Hospital, the MAIN hospital on Maui except for a very small one in Kula. And this is where I was recently rushed to and where I spent time getting a procedure done that saved my life! God Bless the nurses and doctors who cared for me here.

Since I'm still recuperating and have no idea how long it is until I'm back to my normal self, my posting may continue to be erratic depending upon many factors.

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Little Rainbow

Yesterday rain was predicted for the Islands, but all we got was a little rainbow! We wouldn't mind a huge rainstorm as Maui could use the rain.

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