We didn’t realize it then, but timing is everything. By some fortuitous planning, we managed a trip to Hawaii in February, completely oblivious to what we’d face upon our return – pandemic, lockdown, and stay-at-home orders.
So for Cee’s On the Hunt for Joy Challenge I thought I’d go looking for rainbows in Oahu. Here’s what I found.
Sandals! Aren’t they fun? We called them zories when I was a kid, without the bling of course. Later on we called them thongs till that took on a new meaning and now we call them flip flops. At least I think we do, who can keep up?
I found rainbow colored sailboats near Ala Moana Park, with Diamond Head and the Hilton Rainbow Tower in the background.
I passed the tower on a walk to Waikiki Beach –
and found a bird in the lagoon lit up by its reflection.
As I continued my walk there was a cooling shower followed by a rainbow in the clouds.
In fact there were many other rainbows on our trip – including this one over the harbor. No wonder Hawaii calls itself the Rainbow State.
But my favorite comes from our first trip to Hawaii years ago. Taken from a dinner cruise as we celebrated our anniversary and perhaps a promise that we would return.
I’m glad we did. But for now we stay at home enjoying the memories. Timing is everything.