Monday, January 24, 2011

The Sound Of Silence

Did you say something?

Did you?

Hello darkness, my old friend
I've come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the sound of silence
(Simon & Garfunkel)
If we listen
We might hear it
Mauna Loa-  (long mountain)

We took a drive up to Mauna Kea to play in the snow on Sunday Then we hiked maybe a quarter
of a mile to Lake Waiau (why-ow)
which means swirling water of a current
(coming up next)
The actual hike is at 13,020 feet above sea level and above 40% of the Earth's atmosphere. Ya, I did some huffing and puffing! I was determined thought~


Sandra said...

i am huffing and pufffing jus reading about that hike. ha ha. how did that dog get in the tree in the header is my main thought. love the doggie shots, you know i love all of your living beings photos. like your new look to

Leenie said...

I always like the photos of your big German Shepherd. Funny, you're in the snow and I'm in the jungle with lizards and flowers. 13,000 ft is REALLY way up there! I didn't know Mauna Kea was that high!

Flat Creek Farm said...

Breathtaking! (quite literally, huh?!). Just beautiful, and I still love that Simon & Garfunkel song. In fact, my 8th grade class sang that for our graduation. Oh, the memories ;) I truly never thought I would see snow in Hawaii.. so pretty. And - If I haven't thanked you yet... Thank you also for your sweet comments regarding the passing of my grandmother. Bless you, friend! -Tammy

Ginny said...

Big Headers!!! Yes!!! You've redone your whole blog! You have redecorated!! It looks fabulous!!! But I'm glad you kept the same music, I love that one song. I LOVE your picture of that one tree!! And your header, it is way cool! At first glance, I thought it was a wolf howling at the moon! Can't wait to see the rest of your hike.

rainfield61 said...

This song brings me back to the older time.

I always talk to the silence of the Nature when I am inside the jungle. It is like talking to my inner self.

Joyful said...

I was huffing and puffing today as I climbed a slight hill and then a bigger one up to the hospital. I wonder how I'd do where you were, lol. I love the song you've quoted. Just so nice and mellow.

Anya said...

Do you have also snow
I thought it was always warm at your place ;)
Loved your shots !!!


The Write Girl said...

What breathtaking photos. Beautiful poetry. Thanks for sharing the wonder of the island.

Amazing Gracie said...

What a wonderful post! Love the dog - I grew up with Shepherds. Aren't they the greatest dog ever? We have two little "pretend" dogs, a Yorkie mix and a Shih Tsu. A Shepherd is a REAL dog!
~~~I love the islands. We were fortunate enough to visit Oah'u back in '89, Mau'i in '01, and Kaua'i in '04. We found a spot that the locals suggested and wound up snorkeling with wild dolphin! What an experience that was!!! I could pitch a tent on the beach and be happy.
~~~I am SO glad you stumbled onto my blog because I so enjoy yours!!!

Amin said...

Wonderful post!

Amin said...

I love Your photos!

Amin said...

The new header looks like to the classical photos!

Regina said...

Wow such amazing scenes and adventure my friend.
Snow up there?
Your header is cool.

Regards and enjoy a wonderful weekend.

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