Looking for Rainbows in Hawaii

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.

~ Susanne

12 Comments on “Looking for Rainbows in Hawaii

  1. Rainbows are beautiful, but the downside is that they follow heavy rain!
    We call them flip-flops, and always have. Ever since they appeared here in the 1960s.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    • Hawaii does get a bit of rain being out in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, but the rainbows mingle with sunshine and showers. The showers are refreshing in the hot sun and usually short lived, so it’s actually a wonderful combination! 🙂

  2. Funny about timing, Foster and Panda are “planning” their trip to Hawaii to learn about volcanoes, since the Christian school kids have been asking for a volcano adventure for awhile. Since they can’t travel due to the restrictions, I had decided to have them “go on the computer” and imagine what it would be like if they were there. 😂I thought Panda could say he had been talking to Benji on Skype and found out that you guys had been there 😀 Perfect timing 😀

    • Timing is everything! Good thing Foster and Panda aren’t bound by stay at home orders at least for planning purposes. Enjoy your virtual trip!! 😻🐼

      • Thanks! They have to be a good example to the kids… and besides how would I photoshop masks on all the people they would meet? 😂😷

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