Hawaiian Warmth

“To collect photographs is to collect the world.” 

~Susan Sontag


Nature Photography, Hawaii, Beach, Close-Up, Ocean,



Nature Photography, Hawaii, Beach, Close-Up, Ocean,

Sunrise Paddle


Nature Photography, Hawaii, Beach, Close-Up, Ocean,

Beach Succulents


“Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.” 

~Gary Snyder


Nature Photography, Hawaii, Beach, Close-Up, Ocean,



Nature Photography, Hawaii, Beach, Close-Up, Ocean,

Palm Symphony


Nature Photography, Hawaii, Beach, Close-Up, Ocean,



Nature Photography, Hawaii, Beach, Close-Up, Ocean,

Lush Life


Nature Photography, Hawaii, Beach, Close-Up, Ocean,

Rainbow Connection


“Someday we’ll find it

The rainbow connection

The lovers, the dreamers and me.”





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  1. Is extraordinary, your photography goes beyond image and make me feel the textures, the temperature, the scents of what is seen. Thank you for sharing your vision.

  2. Lush Life is beautiful. Here’s to warmth. An Hawaii.

  3. So beautifully captured, Jane!

  4. Wonderful collection of photos, Jane.
    Makes me long to travel to some warmer climates now. 🙂

  5. Oh Jane, these are excellent. I ask myself, is it because of the compelling subject matter on this dreary winter day? That plays a part, but I think – I know – it’s more. Your skill is playing happily here. You were inspired. Those Plumeria blossoms, so fresh and pure and perfect – if only I could smell them…there isn’t a photo I don’t love here….and the Palm Symphony was a nice counterpoint to the prettiness. Lucky you, a winter trip to Hawaii!

  6. Awesome shots omg the rainbow is just mind blowing 😜😜😜👍❤️

  7. Aloha, Jane. Hawaii is one of my favorite places to visit, and your photos and quotes gave it an extra sparkle. Mahalo for this exquisite beauty.

  8. Capturing skies, sunsets and the sun, are some of my favorite objects to shoot. (with a camera!) I really enjoyed how you captured the sky in all your photos — really gave them a good feel. 🙂

  9. Beautiful photos! Thank you.

  10. You captured so much that is iconic Hawaii, Jane, and we all need a warm trade wind right now! I especially love your sunset and the beautiful blues in Beachcomber.

  11. Beautiful gallery, especially the third and fourth images.

  12. Really lovely shots, Jane. The succulents look like an oil painting.

  13. ‘Palm Symphony’ -you get extra credit for that caption. I sometimes think I’ve found that rainbow connection. What a perfectly lovely set of images!

  14. Mahalo and the Palm Symphony have me despite my love of flowers. I am running out of words…

  15. The Plumeria photo is stunning, Jane. I love the ‘eclipse’ lighting. So soft and gentle.

  16. If you need an unofficial tour guide the next time … my fees are affordable. Stories – a few of my own, mostly are my mom’s. (LOL) 🙂

    We’re in a lull in the snow, most of the fog has lifted. It’s all forecasted to return later tonight into Tuesday. Temps – bitter cold today, tomorrow, less cold the remainder of the week. Thank you for the visual warm-up.

    O/T: I deleted my IG account; was receiving too many invites to follow the more adult type accounts. I’ll let you know when the “reimagined” IG account goes active.

    • Hi David, Am I remembering correctly that you were born there? Lucky you. Glad to hear the snow has let up and that these images warmed your heart a bit. Thanks very much. Will look forward to your new IG. 🙂

      • I was born here in Colorado. My mom was born in Honolulu; her parents immigrated from Japan in the early 1900’s. Mom and her siblings were all born in Honolulu. While the extended family is large, I only know a handful. That happens when they live there while we lived here on the mainland and elsewhere since my dad was in the military.

        We had a couple of nice days, but it’s forecasted to snow again starting Friday night into Saturday morning. Nice weather, warmer temps should return next week. 🙂

  17. Hi jane, wonderful pictures I especially like the 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 5th the palms synphonie has something special.
    many greetings robert

  18. Delightful visions of paradise, Jane – I’m rather envious of your warm Hawaiian retreat!

  19. Especially like the succulents! A 🙂

  20. I remember your saying how much you liked the plumeria in Hawaii, and the image here is so lovely. I liked them, too, and I even liked the thick, bare branches when nothing was in bloom. All of the photos are beautiful reminders of our recent trip!

  21. These are all beautiful images Jane but Mahalo is spectacular 🙂

  22. Live your stunning opener Jane. Was this from when u went to japan???

  23. such a variety of beautiful pictures from Hawaii! Lovely

  24. Oh My, what can I say…but as usual…inspiring shots in an inspiring location.

  25. We have such a beautiful home! Lovely collection!

  26. You had me at that first image, Jane 🙂 🙂 Wishing you a happy week!

  27. You’ve really made my selection of the best very tough. They are all wonderful. I think Sunrise Paddle is at the top. You paid how much for that paddler to wear a red bathing suit! Next would come Plumeria for your capture of its delicate beauty with the extra bonus of the water drops. Coming in third is Palm Symphony. The title is the outstanding binding agent. Wow what a score.
    I hope you’re having a great time. Some day I’ll have to go. It’s the only state I’ve not been to.

  28. We had a good friend named Gary Snyder (died in 2001 at 49) and I do not think that quote is from our friend…
    but it was a good one – nature is home
    And the variety was delightful here – and the fav was the symphony

    • Hi Yvette, Pleased you enjoyed this collection especially Palm Symphony…that was a fun composition to spot. Gary Snyder, Pulitzer Prize Poet, is still alive at 88. Thanks very much for enjoying this and glad it reminded you of your good friend, who died way too young.

      • Yes – my Gary Snyder does too young – sniff – and Jane – he had over 1,000 people at one of his funeral Services in Denver
        And the car line to the cemetery was the longest I have ever seen – even a local DI dedicated a radio show to callers who had “Gary Stories” –
        Ahhh – he was a cool dude and maybe I will
        Post about him later – so thanks for the memory that indirectly came up! And I will check out this 88 year old award winning poet!

  29. Beautiful shots, Jane!

  30. So beautiful. Reblogging to my sister site Timeless Wisdoms

  31. Susan Sontag (another S.S.) was the teacher in one of my courses at Columbia in the mid-1960s. By 1968 I was a Peace Corps volunteer in Honduras, where I read some of Gary Snyder’s early poems. And to finally say something about photography, Honduras was also where I got my first “real” camera, a Pentax Spotmatic.

    • What an interesting list of experiences, Steve. Being in the classroom with Susan Sontag must have been especially enlightening. Thanks for sharing your insights and I’m pleased that this post brought back such good memories. 🙂

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