Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #104: Summer 🌴

The past few weeks I’ve spent time going through (and shredding some) old photos. Having spent our 25th anniversary at home last month, I’ve reminisced about past anniversaries and how blessed we have been. We’ve been able to visit Hawaii for three of our anniversaries (#5, #10 and #15). On our 15th anniversary in 2010, I had my pocket digital camera that I took everywhere. This week I tracked the photos down, did a little editing through Lightroom, and decided to share for this Lens Artist’s Challenge: Summer.

Sometimes we do not value awesome memories like we should. During this time at home, it is a great time to remember and relive past adventures.

I have read that you can spend money and energy on stuff that often loses value and joy over time. However, great memories only grow better and better over time. Experiences you remember seem to be enhanced as the years go by (you know how the size of that fish you caught seems to grow bigger each year?).

I believe it. Invest in memories, the best investment you can make 😊

A sunrise walk on the beach, the first morning after we arrived 👣👣
The view from our room at Kā‘anapali Beach Hotel in Maui, known for being the “most Hawaiian”. Located on Kāʻanapali Beach, it is a lovely hotel, on a great beach location. We’ve been here twice and hope to go one more time. 🌴
View from the island side of our hotel.

At our Luau in Lahaina, celebrating our anniversary on June 10th:

Banyan tree in Lahaina

We also visited Kauai on this trip, and stayed at the Sheraton Kauai Resort in Poipu:

Sometimes you will never know the value of something, until it becomes a memory.” ~ Dr. Seuss

Waimea Canyon State Park, Kauai
Oh yeah, Hawaiian Coffee 😎

We took a helicopter ride over the island: 🚁

“Memory… is the diary that we all carry about with us.” ~ Oscar Wilde

“Life isn’t a matter of milestones, but of moments.” ~ Rose Kennedy

“There shall be an eternal summer in the grateful heart.” ~ Celia Thaxter

On our final day, before flying home, we at at Duke’s on Kalapaki Beach.

Wander a whole summer if you can.  Time will not be taken from the sum of life.  Instead of shortening, it will definitely lengthen it and make you truly immortal.” ~ John Muir

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22 Comments Add yours

  1. JohnRH says:

    Beautiful photos. I’ve been to several of those places, a lonnnnng time ago. Great reminders. Very well done.

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    1. Thank you John! Sometimes we have to remind ourselves of the great adventures we’ve had! 😊

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  2. Great captures Lisa!!!

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    1. Thank you! 😎🌴

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  3. SoyBend says:

    Great pictures of a tropical paradise. Loved the hibiscus and plumeria flowers.

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    1. Thank you! I was kind of surprised I found so many flowers in my pictures, guess I’ve always loved flower photos!

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  4. Amy says:

    Investing memory is the best investment you can make, well said.
    Thank you for sharing your memories through your beautiful photos. 🙂

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    1. Thank you Amy! This was a fun challenge! 😊

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  5. barbiebeauty says:

    These are awesome pictures, Lisa! And I agree, sometimes we do not value memories like we should or even the moment for that matter. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thank you Barbie! And you are right, we need to value every moment, sometimes the right attitude can bring out joy in the moment 😊

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  6. lolaWi says:

    beautiful photos and quotes, Lisa. building memories is truly a good investment. thanks for sharing 🙂

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    1. Thanks for the comment Lola! It was a wonderful time 😊🌴🥥

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  7. Naomi says:

    I also loved the beautiful flowers…and the lovely beaches!

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    1. Flowers and beaches, a great combo! 😎

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  8. A beautiful memory, Lisa!

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    1. Thank you Donna! It was nice to go through the photos again.

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  9. Just Teri says:

    From your photos it looks like a trip to paradise. I bet the memories are even more precious❣️

    Thanks for reminder of the priceless value of memories and how photos can spark appreciation of living a good life. I think I’ll try to look through old photos more often 😉❤️

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    1. You should! It’s why we take them!

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      1. Just Teri says:

        And they bring such good feelings looking through them❣️🤗

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      2. They do! I got a travel journal when my husband retired. It inspired me to note in the front, all of the places we had already traveled together. I did not realize how many trips we had taken! It gave me a new appreciation 😊

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  10. Tina Schell says:

    Loved the sentiment this week, so very true. And your closing quote says it all

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    1. Thank you! 😊 I loved that quote too. This was a great photo challenge!

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