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Friday, March 26, 2010

Hawaiian Botanical Garden



As promised, pics from the botanical garden. Flowers include orchids, a honey comb flower and cocoa pods. The garden is a tropical paradsie complete with warm rain, bird callings, waterfalls and a fierce ocean crashing on the rocky shores. The large lava rock in the ocean picture is said to be two young Hawaiian lovers, who sacrificed themselves to the ocean voluntarily to prevent an impending attack from a rival tribe approaching the shore. It is said that the next morning, the attackers had fled and the young lovers bodies had vanished and in their place was the pointed lava rock--gaurding the shore. Very sad, as so many ancient Hawaiians sacrificed their lives willingly (and often unwillingly) to the Hawiian Gods.
I am trying to back back into the swing on BC life. However, the time change is difficult. I m fortunate that my next class doesn't start for a few weeks so I am literally taking things easy--adjusting super slowly. Although, I do want to get things right this time around! I left for Hawaii after a VERY stressful winter: acute and chronic gastritis, my dad's emergency health crisis and relationship stress! So, now that I am back, I will continue to follow Buddhist philosophy to balance my life and improve it. One thing I must be vigilant about is karma. Good family karma. It is easy to think that one is coping as best they can but when family karma is negative, the coping mechanism isn't the right one. So, I shall follow the buddhist philosophy for good karma--slowly and thoughtfully this time around. Changes are certain. But they will prove to be postitive changes.
PS My mistaya is home finally and arrived lloking most elegant in a new (one of a kind) Hawiian dress and cropped cardigan she purchased for herself in Spokane on the way home. She thoroughly enjoyed travellling as one of Auntie T's family. 
Also, Fernando is a little powerhouse of love. I am really feeling good about his training. I make him sit before I answer the front door and insist he stay sitting and that way he is no longer agressive to our house guests. 2 weeks with Miranda, John and the Fozz seems to have been very good for my boy!

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2 Comments:

Blogger Johan said...

Well, someone has to comment on those beautiful pictures of the flowers in the botanical garden, not to mention the beautiful people...

March 29, 2010 at 10:52 PM  
Blogger Melissa Mix Hart said...

Thanks Johan ;)

March 30, 2010 at 9:46 AM  

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