Mana Road … Big Island of Hawaii

I’ve been meaning to share these photos with you for months now and today’s rainy Seattle weather seemed more appropriate than ever.  My last trip to Hawaii was wildly inspiring and I checked off a place on my “to visit” list that I’d heard stories about as it it was some far off magical land.  Mana Road was all that and more.  The landscape roams further than you can see and belts the Mauna Kea volcano, hence the changing weather patterns along the 3 or 4 hour drive. Beginning in farming land with horses and cows, rolling green hills full of yellow flowers, then slowly turning into an eerie plain with dead trees and ominous clouds…and still more cows.  I’ve got to say though that photos don’t really do it justice.  It’s the entire experience of being there-the smell, breeze, sound that really gives it it’s luster.

 

And a few frames from along the coast..

and Holualoa…