Friday, February 25, 2011

Living on the Edge of a Live Volcano

Ever wonder what it would be like to live on the edge of a live volcano where unpredictable eruptions and lava can overtake whole subdivisions at a whim?   Amazingly people do choose to live on the fringe here in Hawaii, with no electric, no water and sewer systems, everything is done off grid and water is collected from the roof or trucked in.

As you can see lots are plentiful and cheap here, all boasting ocean views...and wonderful volcano views at night!

That trail of clouds actually is a trail of lava and steam coming down from the hillsides to the ocean.

Large tracts of once forested and beautiful lands are now scorched. But amazingly, new plants and trees actually sprout from pure rock and rubble - its nature at its best!

This home looks like its engulfed in lava, where actually it was sited between large areas of lava that probably had a flat lava lake where the home now sits.  Creating paradise from this land is quite an endeavor.

This is my contribution to skywatch from the edge of Hawaii, to view others go visit


  1. Noel I like your perspective on this post a lot! I have take some of the same pics in this area and dig your take on it. Like Susan said... the B/W is a nice touch.


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