Trade Wind Day in Rural Hawaii


Location:  Waimea, Big Island, Hawaii

It was a sunny day, but the trade winds were blowing, and to borrow a line from Bob Dylan, "You don't need a weather man to know which way the wind blows."  All the trees in this area lean permanently in one direction due to the prevailing winds.   On this day, even the clouds in the sky were pointing the same way.

The photo was taken from Kawaihae Road, the main highway between the up-country ranch town of Waimea and the Kohala Coast on Hawaii's Big Island.  We pass by this scene every time we go to the supermarket.


Tink *~*~* said...

Ah yes - I remember what green looks like! :D We are in drought season here in SW Florida at the moment. Good to see your green hills!

Tink *~*~*

Becky said...

Ha Ha, I can see the trees leaning. That wind must be really persistant.
Such a pretty scene.

Unknown said...

Beautifully composed image. WOW

Barbara Martin said...

This is a nice comfortable looking photo with the green fields and the building.

BNS said...

@ Tink - I wish you rain!

@ Becky - This spot is in a sort of corridor between mountains, and yes, the wind really rips through here when the trades are blowing.

@ T & S - Thank you.

@ Barbara - Thanks. I liked the color combination at this particular spot.


kml said...

The clouds are perfect - it makes for a perfectly composed and balanced photo.

What a view to pass by on a regular basis!

Chrissy said...

Beautiful shot. Have a wonderful week.

BNS said...

@ Kathy -- Thank you. It's true -- we neveer get tired of scenes like this.

@ Chriss - Thank you very much.