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Friday, April 11, 2014

Friday Find

I spent last month in Maui. I had hoped to blog during that time, but other things kept coming up. I visited this church on the far side of the island. Back in the '40's this small town was destroyed by a tidal wave. The church remained standing. I've always been in awe of this area. The black rocks with white waves crashing against them. The simple stone church surrounded by palm trees, and a small cemetery beside it.

We went inside the church and an older woman was decorating the alter with large leaves and bird's of paradise. She started welcoming us, and told us the story of the tidal wave. She was just a baby in the crib, her siblings were under the house (placed on stilts to let water pass during high tides) and her mother had told her the story of the tidal wave so many times, she retold it to us.

It was an amazing story, of animals being washed away, homes going to different locations, and fish just laying on the ocean floor flapping about.  A small town, with a rich history, and a lovely woman who truly showed us the Aloha spirit.

I added Kim Klassen's vintage grain overly, and added some clouds to what was a gray day.




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9 comments:

Michelle B said...

Such a beautiful image. The clouds, palm trees and church all go together so beautifully.

The Artful Diva said...

Maui is a gorgeous place. It's been over 40 years since I was there - I still remember it.

Sylvia said...

Lovely photo, beautifully textured !
What a touching story ...
Nice weekend,
Sylvia

Leovi said...

Lovely photo, wonderful colors!

Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. said...

It's gorgeous! Been keeping up a little on IG - looks like it was fabulous.

The Gardencat said...

A nice collection of textures in this shot with those amazing stone walls on the church, the texture of the trees and the soft clouds you added.

nancyjean said...

oh this is gorgeous!! I love how you added some clouds ... awesome!!

Donna Hopkins said...

What a beautiful story and picture to match. Isn't it amazing how photography shapes us - makes us grateful and present in the moment? The texture adds to the picture making it seem I could walk into the scene. Lovely.

Tamar SB said...

I've missed your postings here but lived vicariously through your instagrams!

A big "hello" from your neck of the woods, too!

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