Today’s Mama Earth Project prompt is “Bird’s Eye,” and there are a few stories it brings to mind…
I lived in the dorms for one semester in college. I always thought it sucked; but there was one thing I loved. My roommate’s window opened up to the roof of the building. It was my favorite spot on campus. We’d go out there in the evenings, to unwind and chat about our day. Sometimes I’d go out alone, to reflect on life: who I was, where I was going, and all that other stuff we’d worry about as undergrads. I can only find one picture from that spot, but it’s the exact picture I was looking for. I’ll never forget that day. It was raining and the air was filled with VOG (volcanic smoke that blows over from the Big Island when the tradewinds give way to the west Kona winds). Usually you can see Diamond Head clear as day, but the sky was the exact color as you see in that picture. It was purply-orange. It was beautiful, but very, very erie.
There’s something serene about looking down on the world from up high. Isn’t that why we climb mountains?
These two pictures are from one of my favorite hikes on Oahu. It’s called “Haiku Stairs” or “Stairway to Heaven.” It’s literally a staircase that goes up the side of a mountain. I wrote about it here.
This is another one of my favorite spots on Oahu, Puu O Mahuka Heiau. It’s the site of an ancient spiritual place for Native Hawaiians. It overlooks Waimea Bay, where some of the biggest waves in the world can be found. I wrote more about that here.
This is a picture of skydiving over North Shore. I haven’t written about it yet, but I probably will eventually.
And finally, here’ a NEW bird’s eye picture inspired by this prompt. 🙂