Photo Diary: From the Depths of a Red, Red Earth (Waimea Canyon)

“One rain turns red dust green with leaves. One raindrop begins the universe.” –Allen Ginsberg

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WAIMEA CANYON STATE PARK, KAUAI, HAWAII

Waimea-Canyon-27bIt was so hard getting out of bed and leaving our jungle cottage. Every night we would sleep to the music of rain, and every morning we would wake to the singing of tropical birds, insects, more rain, and with gratitude in our hearts.

I loved every minute. Just one more minute, please…

But several miles away, the red earth waited.

Waimea Canyon, Kauai, HawaiiI couldn’t believe how quickly the scenery changed. From lush, green jungles to red, red earth…

Waimea Canyon, Kauai, HawaiiDazed and amazed. How can this even exist?

Waimea Canyon, Kauai, HawaiiWe made several stops as we drove up the mountain.

Waimea Canyon, Kauai, HawaiiThe higher we drove, the farther we could see across the island.

It wasn’t long before the Grand Canyon of the Pacific knocked our breath away…

Waimea Canyon, Kauai, HawaiiWaimea Canyon State Park treated us to several different viewpoints. My only regret was not having more hours in the day to hike into the canyon.

Waimea Canyon, Kauai, HawaiiSpy the tiny person above.

Waimea Canyon, Kauai, HawaiiCan we just take a moment to admire these colours?

Waimea Canyon, Kauai, Hawaii

Waimea Canyon, Kauai, HawaiiHang loose!

Waimea Canyon, Kauai, HawaiiWhat a beautiful dance of vibrant pigments. I’ve been to the Grand Canyon — amazing in its own right — but this gem was something else.

Waimea Canyon, Kauai, Hawaii

Waimea Canyon, Kauai, HawaiiLost in her immense beauty. Hundreds of years of rain and erosion…

Waimea Canyon, Kauai, HawaiiI love how she does that, our great Mother Earth. She can make us feel incredibly small, yet with spirits so grand — walking taller and feeling alive.

Waimea Canyon, Kauai, Hawaii

And so I’ll continue to get lost in her nooks, her forests, and mountains…Where time is measured in sun beams and in the number of times her beauty literally takes my breath away.

…A place where you, too, can experienced the feeling :)

Love & Magic,

Denise

Waimea Canyon, Kauai, HawaiiPS: Find this trip under #OfWildestKauai on Instagram

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