Dee Callahan Art Blog
by decal5 , October 7, 2011—12:00 AM
One cannot look at this photograph of the Kalalua Valley; "Valley of the Lost Tribes", without feeling something spiritual. At least as the photographer,I certainly cannot!I have treked all over the Island of Kauai, over the past 45 years,and yet I still come back to the same place when I want to get in tune with my innermost feelings of being one with mother nature, and with my Lord.
The Kalalua Valley is located on Kauai's west side, and is not far from Waimea Canyon,which in itself is a sight to behold. Actually, it has been called the "Hawaiian Grand Canyon" by many. I have been fortunate enough to have the best of both worlds as, I currently reside in Arizona, and consider Hawaii, as well as Sedona,AZ two very spiritual places to me!! Hawaii is my home away from home.
I own timeshares there and have been coming to the islands for eons. I've seen many changes each time. For example, you can take a look at my Kauai art gallery here on artid and find that the beautiful Fern Grotto located on the East side of the island was hit pretty hard by Hurricane Iniki, some years ago,and the land there has now eroded due to the floods.. Mother Nature however still offers me plenty of beauty at the grotto,even though I can no longer enter the caves,where I was married in a traditional Hawaiian Wedding ceremony over 40+ years ago. I will always have that wonderful spititual memory~~ Wedded was I to the Traditional Hawaiian Wedding Song, sang to me in Hawaiian, by the natives.. Ukeles, Hawaiian hand-picked floral leis and all. Wedded was I at that very moment to Kauai.
Hawaii is still my home away from home, and I will come back to her as often as I possibly can, which is generally my annual celebration of life!!