Just Another Day in Paradise

Just another day in Paradise…

Aloha!

I woke this morning to sunshine, as almost every morning. I LOVE that, it’s one of the main reasons I moved to Maui. It’s like I just jones for sunshine. It makes everyone feel better, don’t you think? Shortly after I got up, they began burning sugar cane. We look out across the fields from our back porch:

and then it grew:

Let’s not forget that they burn the PVC irrigation pipe as well…all those toxins released into our Maui air. Then it started raining, at the same time that the sun was out. And I was treated to a rainbow:

Which kept metamorphasizing, and then the sky grew brighter:

And it stopped raining.

I came inside, washed my hands and when I picked up the hand towel in the bathroom, under it was a baby centipede. No matter what people say about the babies of all creatures being cute, that does not apply to baby centipedes. They just looked ticked off and like they can’t wait to find someone to sting.

All this within a 60-minute time period.  When you live on Maui, who needs television? Just another day in Paradise.

Question: When you’ve been to Maui, have you ever seen the burning sugar cane? What was your understanding of it?

And…what was the best rainbow you ever saw, and where?

Thought for the day: “The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances.” — Martha Washington

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Thanks for stopping by!

Aloha, Jamaica

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2 thoughts on “Just Another Day in Paradise

  1. I saw the burning sugar cane but also saw the smokestacks–are the smokestacks only sugar cane or are some regular garbage burning too? Best rainbow we saw was in upcountry, a brilliant, bright rainbow with double rainbow. Took lots of photos. Have to remember to share the links to my many, many photos with you by email. Mahalo as always for sharing your day and your life through these postings!

    • Aloha Sean, the smokestacks you see at Puunene are the sugar mill. Unfortunately it pollutes quite a bit. There is also a “pilau” smell when driving Hansen Road near the mill. It’s the irrigation water standing from the cane. It takes about 18 months for cane to be ready to burn. Mahalo for your interest! Aloha, Jamaica

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