08 November 2016

Mother of the Island

Mauna Kea, Hawai’i aka Big island

Mauna Kea. The second oldest volcano on the Island. At 4,205 m (13,796 feet), she is the tallest mountain on Hawai’i. And if measured from her oceanic base, she is the tallest mountain on Earth. An Oasis of Peace for more than 4,000 years. She captures clouds on their travels across the ocean and brings water to Life. She stands firm against Hurricanes so they prefer not to cross paths with her. Not surprisingly, many Plants and Birds chose her to be their Home. The Plants and Birds nowhere else to be found. Today, most of them extinct or endangered. Mauna Kea is seen with different eyes by different people. She is Refuge to Endangered, Playground to Astronomers, Sacred Place to Hawaiians. To ME ? She is Volcano. Majestic in her reach for Stars.

Mauna Kea: See Her. Overlooking Hilo.

Mauna Kea: Distant. Yet always There.

Mauna Kea: Old Saddle Road keeps Her close

Mauna Kea: From gardens in Waimea