09 June 2013

hawaii gone digital..

by Julie Marie Craig (me!)

Hawaii Hawaii Hawaii, how I miss you already.
I have been back for almost a month now and I still constantly miss just lying on the beach, having positively nothing to do all day.

Waking up to go to my 3am shift is completely torturous, even more.

I was only there for about a week but is was such a much needed break. I didn't take many photos, sometimes its just nice to enjoy the place and not feel the distance from it from behind a camera.

These are a few of my digital files. Another post to come of the dil photos I took, whenever I manage to send them in to get developed and then scan them.

My mom sent me over all her photos, so I threw in a few of them as well, credited of course to the woman who is constantly taking photos.

A few from Iao Valley, the place we went directly after the plane ride. We'll not technically 'directly' after, frozen treats were need first. 

After a short drive from the airport, we were in a different land. Fruit stands all the sides of the road, tropical plants everywhere and views of the rainforest in one direction and ocean in the other.

I had been there before but it still seemed breathtaking because you don't really remember it like it truly is.

While looking through one of the magazines about maui that we had gotten, someone saw that there was a goat farm between the area that my grandma was staying and where we were. 

After my amazing trips to Harley Farms in Pescadero, CA I always want to go to other goat dairies. 

So after my persistence bugging and a windy road that looked like it was leading us the wrong way, we made it to Surfing Goat Dairy. There were goats playing on surfboards, hay that you could feed them and the friendliest cat I had ever met wandering around the grounds.

I fed a few of them, bogarted the cat from little kids and tried their cheeses. It was amazing, one of my favorite places that we went to.

On one of our last days we went to the lavender field that was up, far away from the beach. 

All the chairs were painted purple, all the railings and there was every type of lavender you could imagine there. They also had a garden and a quite surprising amount of succulents. I, of course, at a lavender field was more draw to the succulents. Magical little plants.

The trip didn't last long enough. 
I kept sending texts to my partner saying 'take me to the water!' 
It has gotten Hawaii hot here in St Helena and with no ocean in sight, I am in desperate need of a trip to the water.

My Family. taken by my Dad.

by Julie Marie Craig (me!)

Swiss Chard in a garden. by Julie Marie Craig (me!)

by Julie Marie Craig (me!)

by Julie Marie Craig (me!)

by Julie Marie Craig (me!)

by Julie Marie Craig (me!)

by Julie Marie Craig (me!)

by Julie Marie Craig (me!)

by Julie Marie Craig (me!)

Photographing the surfers. taken by my Mom

by Julie Marie Craig (me!)

by Julie Marie Craig (me!)

by Julie Marie Craig (me!)

by Julie Marie Craig (me!)

by Julie Marie Craig (me!)

by Julie Marie Craig (me!)

Me. taken by my Mom

Wandering through the gardens. taken by my Mom


thecitygourmand said...

Love your photographs, it's great to see a side of Hawaii without swarms of people! The beach can wait ;)

nerdwithtaste said...

This looks so amazing! Not only the experience but also the photography! NICE JOB ONCE AGAIN!!!! -Nerd With Taste

quinncooper said...

WOW, Hawaii looks absolutely beautiful.
These images are really stunning.
xo Quinn
Quinn Cooper Style

Monica Laita said...


petal and plume said...

beauty full post as always! always with butter forever.

Magda said...

Your mom takes the most beautiful pictures! I enjoyed all of them and the one with the goats on the surf board is precious.

Julie Marie said...

@Madga Thanks, but most of them I took, only the few of me are by my mom. :)

Melanie said...

Hi Julie,
I've been following your blog for years now and am so pleased to hear you visited the Surfing Goat! We visit Hawaii each year and visiting the farm is always a priority! The purple rain lavender chèvre is amazing as well as their goats cheese truffles. We can't import soft cheeses into Australia so it's an extra special treat when we visit.


casey said...

OH no way! we love that lavender farm :) my mom has been gently demanding i go there for the last few years and we ended up going a couple years ago on our honeymoon. my husband was so confused at first why we would be driving to the one place on maui that had storm clouds encircling it, but once we were there, the sun came out and we got it. it was fabulous: the view, the grounds, the smells. did you try the lavender scones and tea?

these are just great pictures, glad you could get away! nothing better :)

Laura Dembowski said...

Hawaii looks like the most amazing place. It sounds like you had a great and relaxing vacation.