Hello from Paradise!

I don’t have time to write a full blog post this week for the weekly challenge, as we’re currently lazing on a tropical beach in Costa Rica, celebrating Aaron’s birthday!  I promise I’ll write all about it when I get back…

For now, I just have this image from one of our last trips to paradise: an unexpected, work-sponsored getaway to Miami.  I should write about that soon too, as it was one of those experiences where we could take advantage of a rare opportunity – no regrets!

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Hawaii: Pukas

In Hawaiian, “puka” means simply “hole.”  It is most commonly used in association with the small shells strung together into a necklace.  These have a naturally occurring hole, making them nature’s beads.  The term is also used to refer to holes in the lava rock, much like Pali Puka on Oahu or the heart-shaped puka next to Nakalele Blowhole on Maui. Continue reading