Monday, May 26, 2008

Aloha from Paradise

There I was, last Saturday, sitting on this beach on our last day in Maui. I sat on my rattan beach mat, with the clear crystal Pacific just feet away from me, with the islands of Molokai and Lanai poking their mountains into distant billowing clouds. I tried to absorb the full beauty of the panorama, but I just couldn't get enough of the sound of the surf, the warm sun on my skin, the magical color of the ocean, and the soft texture of the sand.

As we sat there, we watched a couple gather on the beach wearing leis and white clothing. And a minister or officiant performed a wedding ceremony with their three young boys at their side. It was obvious that the boys found the sand more interesting than the promises being made. A handful of loved ones were there. It was surely an private and special moment for them. One held a camcorder, another a point and shoot camera. I threw on my telephoto lens and ran up on the distant path to observe and take some images with the rest of the casual observers. I wrestled in my mind with the idea of giving them my card so they could contact me so I could share the images with them. Ultimately I decided that I didn't want to interrupt their special day. I sort of regret that decision. So if you know of someone who got married on the beach just north of Kaanapali Beach Sheraton in Maui last Friday, let them know that I have some images for them. Hey, it's a long shot... but stranger things have happened.

Okay - I've spent way too much time on this blog. I better get down to the pool so we can grill our dinner. I'm wiped out from our scuba training today and ready for some good food and a good night's sleep. Aloha!

5 comments:

sherry boles~ said...

That view is GORGEOUS...Beautiful image!! Sounds like you had a wonderful and relaxing time. :)

Picture Perfect said...

Thanks for sharing a little bit of paradise with us Julie. I'm so glad you are having a wonderful time!

Cindy Harter said...

Oh Julie I can hear the waves from here.. sounds like so much fun !!!

Megan said...

Hey I want to see pictures from your trip!! LOLOL

Julie M said...

I know I know. I'll share some pictures from the trip soon.