Hanalei Mist, Kauai, HI photo ©Patrick Smith Photography 2009

‘Hanalei  Mist’ photo by Patrick Smith  (Nov. 2008)

Wow words cannot describe how this photo impacts me. I lived on the North Shore of Kauai, gazed at Hanalei Bay often when I walked. The colors, golden clouds, mists, light sparking on sand and crystal blue ocean take my breath away! Thank you beloved Creator for the enchantment of Kauai… I AM in awe. And thanks to Patrick for sharing this magical capture.

The picture evokes images of Puff the Magic Dragon frolicking in the mists…

“Puff the magic dragon lives by the sea and frolics in the autumn mists in a land called Hanalee.” ~From the song ‘Puff the Magic Dragon’ sung by Peter, Paul and Mary

Patrick says about ‘Hanalei Mist’:

Clear skies would have been nice to walk under, but the mood would have been gone and the light would have been harsh. Hanalei Bay is a 3-mile long perfect crescent of sand surrounded by the world’s rainiest mountains. Over 500 inches of rain drench nearby Mt. Waialeale every year and about 100 inches fall on this beach. 5 of the 7 famous waterfalls can be seen here.

You can see more of Patricks beautiful images at his website patricksmithphotography.com or flickr.

~Bonnee Klein Gilligan

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