Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Hawaii Weather



Y  O  U !

"Nothing is
at last sacred
but the integrity
of your own


The Thunder Bird

"Never bear more than one trouble at a time.
Some people bear three kinds-
all they have had,
all they have now,
and all they expect to have."

Edward Everett Hale 

That face

"And she gave birth to her firstborn son
and wrapped him in swaddling cloths
and laid him in a manger,
because there was no place for them
in the inn." 

Luke 2:7 


 "(and a sword will pierce through your own soul also),

so that thoughts from many hearts may be revealed."

Luke 2:35 

They're trying to tell us something, to spell out. . . ?





Yes, we have seasons here in the Hawaiian Isles.

They may not be like YOUR seasons-

and when you arrive here in December you'll think:

(As Twain did)

But we local recognize the patterns,
though it is a shock
when I'm half-listening to the TV and the 
local weather opens
with the word SNOW.

Then I remember:
Oh yeah, the summits of Haleakala and Maunakea.

Maunakea, the "White Mountain"
wears diadems of white telescope domes
and is oft painted pure white by the snow
of demigoddess POLIAHU.
But where was I?

Oh yes, Hawaii Winter weather.

In the winter we have "hot fudge sundae" days of pleasantly warm
and teasingly breezingly coolingly

Those are perfect paradise days!
And if they go on for weeks
one can start to become
a bit angelic.

Then our North Pacific High is harshed
by a passing Low
turning off the trades
inviting a Land/Sea breeze regime;
The land heats it's air above, which rises.
Sea air rushes in to fill the void.
(Sea breeze)

At evening the islands cool,
the air above sinks
pushing out the ocean air.
(Land breeze)

Sometimes it goes all KONA up in here.
Southern breezs blow bringing discomfort
and even a brand of island madness.
And it brings da VOG too - volcanic haze from
the Big Island of Snow and Fire.

When it's VOGGY I go stupid.

Storms break up the patterns.
A few years back it rained for 40 days!
But that is extremely rare,
and after a day or two of grey, drizzle and "cooler" temps
(that give us locals a chance to feel cozy,
and to wear our jackets)
 the Sun returns like the Second Coming

Thanks for the gift of YOUR visit!

Your comments
are gifts

and they always
      'make my day!'  cloudia

Maunakea Snow: