Monday, July 19, 2010

The Garden Island



For me, paradise is warm weather, waterfalls, magenta sunsets and crystal blue water. The island of Kauai has all of these things and more. The lush vegetation that encompasses every inch of the island is truly amazing. Giant canopy trees tower into the sky while bright pink flowers lay below. A rusty red earth offers the perfect compliment to the emerald mountains where waterfalls cascade into pools of fresh water. There is nothing like the picturesque beauty of Kauai. Here are my favorite pictures from my vacation.












Love etchings in a bamboo forest.

34 comments:

  1. You are seriously a photography PRO. These shots are stunning -- I'm so jealous! Love the one of the pink flower...
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  2. aaahh, this is making me want to go to hawaii! :D

    <3, Mimi
    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

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  3. Glad to see you back Marcie! I am a big fan of your blogs and your pics. Although I loved the guest bloggers, its just no good when you are away!

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  4. They look so beautiful!! Makes me want to go there every weekend if I could!! xoxoxoxoo

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  5. This pictures are a feast for the eyes!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Those are stunning photos...sweetie:)
    Kisses my lovely:)

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  7. Beautiful photos!! This really looks like paradise!


    <3 Kelly

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  8. Oh my goodness these are beautiful! That first one with the waterfall... wow!

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  9. Wow, its paradise!! Absolutely gorgeous!
    Thanks for sharing them Marcie!

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  10. Love the etchings in the bamboo!!! I love walking through big bamboo forests! They are so beautiful. :)

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  11. so lovely....amazing pictures!

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  12. I have a thing for lighthouses. That one's my favorite.

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  13. ahhh Kauai...my favorite island! Love your pictures Marcie! And I have almost the same picture of the lighthouse!
    anna :)

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  14. What a beautiful place! Trust you had a wonderful time there.

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  15. these pictures are fantastic.
    :)

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  16. Marcie, you took so many amazing pictures!!! The waterfall and the rainbow are my favorite. It really is paradise there, I want to go back! Glad you and Jimmy had a great time.

    I'm with you on the hugs from strangers. I usually have a "no hugging policy" unless it's a close friend or family. So Gabe and I just watched. Maybe one day I'll participate, but I'd have to build to that.

    xo
    Valerie

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  17. Awesome Marcie!!

    I bet you had an amazing trip. My family has a cabin in Waimea Canyon that's been in the family for over 50 years and, I think, is now a historic site. Kauai is a place that is dear to my heart for so many reasons. Lucky you!!!

    xoxo,
    Carrie

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  18. These photos are absolutely gorgeous sweetie! I love Kauai. Haven't been in about 8 or so years but your photos have taken me right back.

    Glad you had a wonderful time :)

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  19. These are some pretty cool images...awesome!!! Makes me want to jet off to Hawaii right this moment!

    XOXO
    Kiki

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  20. Paradise is right!! Who wants to go with me?? ;-)

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  21. Oh, so gorgeous! What a wonderful trip! XO!

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  22. Marcie, your pictures are GORGEOUS!!!! You're making me want to book a Hawaiian vacation now!

    xoxo,
    Bren @ Chasing Beauty

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  23. Whoa these are beautiful! Looks like an amazing trip :)

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  24. Did you take all these? They're gorgeous.

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  25. ah, that looks like it is truly paradise! looks like you had a fantastic time. welcome back!

    xx,
    anna jane
    http://seejaneworkplaylive.blogspot.com

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  26. oh wow, your description of paradise sounds pretty perfect heavenly to me ;) I dream of going there someday.

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