Monday Madness

Today was one of those Monday Madness day’s, but I am looking at the bright side of life and my good thing for today was learning how to put a watermark logo on my pictures with my new Photoshop Elements 9 program.  It’s nothing fancy but hey,  Yippee Doodles, you can teach the old Gal a New Trick !  I am still a little slow at it, but it is working  🙂  Oh and yes, to top it off,  The sun came out here in the valley today.

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
The Big Island

Well maybe I should clarify that…. here in the Vortex. It seems that the weather happens all around me at times.  Snow here, snow there, rain here, rain there…. but today was a Sunny Day!  For that I am very thankful.  With a few more days like this maybe we can actually feel like it is Spring and maybe dry out enough that I can mow the grass.  Yikes!!  Last week we had 8 inches of snow show up on the first day of Spring.  Trees down and some people are still without power.

I am totally ready for Spring and Summer.  In fact,  I think that I am in need of a little Island Time. Shorts, Flip Flops and one of those really good Mai Tai Umbrella Drinks.  Oh ya, that’s what I am talking about.

But it looks like I will be just looking at my pictures and remembering all of those wonderful days, from my recliner.  It’s just not in the cards this year for a trip.  Oh well such is life.  I am just glad that I still have my memory, my recliner and my dog, so there are lots of things to be thankful for.

As a native Oregonian, getting away from the gloomy winter weather is such a treat. A nice climate change is always a good thing and the rain is much warmer.   Going to a nice tropical destination is always such a relaxing get away.  The laid back island life…  Oh yes,  I could really get into the island life style.  Definitely Hakuna matata!

Yep, The Farmers Market will be up and running soon  in Hilo on Wednesday’s.  Local people bringing their wares to market, like they have for generations.  What really amazed me was the size of the fruit and vegetables.   What they can grow in the tropics is amazing.  Fresh Roasted Kona Coffee, Mango’s, Pineapple and Avocado’s the size of a grapefruit.  The sweet smells of the fresh fruit and when I say fresh, I mean fresh.  None of  dull stuff that you find on the mainland.  Scents of the Island flowers permeate the air.  Sipping on the water of a Fresh cut Coconut, while you stole along, enjoying the day.

Just so Amazing…. Nothing that this Oregon girl had ever experienced.

The Island Life…. A world of its own.

~ Oregon Smiles … with Franny, On The Road Less Traveled

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10 comments on “Monday Madness

    • Thank you for stopping by. Growing up on the Oregon Coast and living in Oregon my whole life…. I am actually used to the rain and look forward to the Spring and Summer. 2 years ago, my sister treated me to a trip to Hawaii for my birthday. Oh my Golly, it was awesome and then we went back last Spring too. This year I am enjoying my blogging and my Photoshop. ~ Franny

  1. Lovely photos of Kailua-Kona. I love the big island. It’s been a hundred years for me…but I always said I’d be back someday!
    It’s just that back in those days I was flying on my dad’s coattails as he was employed by United Airlines, and I no longer can take advantage of free or reduced fares! Rats! 😉 I’ll sit along with you and enjoy your wonderful photos!

  2. Great post…Im ready for summer too! It was in the eighties last week here in VT—now I see snow on the ground and woke up to temps in the teens.
    Love the produce stand. Thanks for sharing.

    • thank you. Hawaii is such an amazing place. We got to see the Volcano park as well. Wish I would have had a better camera for that. We had 8 inches of snow last week for the first day of spring. Guess Phil the groundhog was right….

  3. Hawaii certainly sounds good today… We will dry out one day and summertime in Oregon can be fantastic. Here’s hoping it’ll be here someday in the near future. 😉

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