The weather was gorgeous yesterday, perfect to go to the beach and enjoy the outdoors.
There is nothing better to do on a weekend but to gather outdoors by the ocean and enjoy the company of our Ohana (close friends or non-familial we consider family). Being outside, getting the grill started and starting to munch on all the amazing appetizers, its what life is all about.
But today is also very special,,,,, good friends and strangers gathered today to celebrate a very dear friend's coming back to our island after a difficult trauma and recuperating timeframe. Our friend Vicky has returned to Hawaii, its also a surprise welcome for her and you can see from the pictures it was a real surprise!
Oh, can you see the pure joy and real aloha everyone is sharing with Vicky, she is the type of person that makes friends with everyone here, from the life guards on the beach, to people she's just met at our local Home Depot - she makes an immediate impression.....one of pure aloha. These are the types of generous souls we have living in our island.
There's nothing like greeting your friend's here in Hawaii with fresh leis and flowers to adorn a loved one.
Thank you Vicky and welcome back home to your Hawaii, you light up our little corner of the world today!
To see other beautiful views today go visit http://scenicsunday.blogspot.com/
Sari-Sari means a mix-mix life in Filipino and thats exactly how living is here in East Hawaii. Life is good on the Big Island and I'm exploring all my interests in the arts, photography and writing, food and cooking, gardening and sustainability, outdoor living and lifestyle, enjoying friendships and living the aloha life...come and share my adventure.
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