Nothing chases away the winter blues
like beautiful flowers
drenched in tropical sunshine.
Like many others, the Ever~Patient and I
fled winter's cold and headed south.
Way south ...
Ten Mile Range
Separates the Breckenridge (left) and Copper Mountain (Right) Ski Slopes
... to the lovely, warm island of Oahu
in the Hawaiian Islands.
Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean
Diamond Head and Waikiki Beach
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
The Pacific Ocean, Waikiki
You don't have to look far for a floral lift
to your winter-worn spirits.
Neighborhood near Diamond Head Red Ginger
Lei Draped Statue of Duke Kahanamoku on Waikiki
Olympic Medalist Credited with Spreading
the Sport of Surfing
Dancers Preparing to Perform
at the Honolulu Festival
Dancers Wearing Leis and Haku Leis
It's never easy for us to leave a tropical paradise
and head home to the cold and snow.
"Next winter!" we promise ourselves,
"We'll return to the Aloha state!"