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Waimea Life (Part 1) – Where I Live There are Rainbows

In my hometown of Waimea on the Big Island of Hawaii, there are rainbows! At some point during most days, a rainbow will appear and brighten my day.

Knob Hill Rainbow

Hoku‘ula Pu’u (hill), known as “Buster Brown” in the heart of Waimea Town

Location, Location, Location!

Waimea is located approximately 2,500 ft. above sea level, where the grass is green, the tradewinds blow lightly, and the sun can be shining without a cloud to be seen, yet there is a slight sprinkle of rain…a perfect recipe for a big, bright, beautiful rainbow. These rainbows paint the town and country landscape with colorful light so well known and appreciated by all who live here, we often say, “only in Waimea!”

Waimea Rainbow 1

Double rainbow ~ just another glorious “only in Waimea” kind of day!

Hawaiian Lullaby – Where I Live There Are Rainbows

Waimea is the perfect place to experience the joy of rainbows. I am filled with happiness every time I see a rainbow. And as I gaze at the colors arching across the sky, I often find myself humming the Hawaiian Lullaby, a sweet and melodic song that rings true to my experience of living in this friendly upcountry community.  

The lyrics go like this, “Where I live there are rainbows, with life in the laughter of morning and starry nights. Where I live there are rainbows, with flowers full of color and birds filled with song. I can smile when it’s raining and touch the warmth of the sun. I hear children laughing in this place that I love.”  

Below is the Hawaiian Lullaby by Keali’i Reichel. I love his version of the song, he sings both the Hawaiian and English lyrics.

“Good Fortune” at the End of the Rainbow in Waimea

Waimea is also hometown to photographer extraordinaire and friend, Ethan Tweedie. As you can see, he clearly captures the joy and exceptional beauty of our Waimea rainbows with his remarkable photography. Ethan was voted North Hawaii’s Photographer of the Year in 2012, and to top it off, he was then voted Best of the Best in Photography For Real Estate’s Photographer of the Year in 2013.

Moon bow

“Moonbow Waimea” by Ethan Tweedie

Waimea, where the “flowers are full of color and so are the night skies.” I am sure Ethan would agree with me when I say that living in Waimea is like the good fortune found at the end of the rainbow.

Lucky we live Hawaii!!

Waimea Life Part 2

Are you curious about what tradewinds are, how they got their name, and what they mean to us on the Big Island? Tune in to Waimea Life Part 2.

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Anthony Gionson

October 6, 2014

One of our weekly trips when my wife was still alive was Waimea, Waimea no ka oi, I think I’ll go holo holo today, mahalo

Anthony Gionson

October 6, 2014

One of our weekly trips when my wife was still alive was Waimea, Waimea no ka oi, I think I’ll go holo holo today, mahalo

Julie Keller, R(B)

October 6, 2014

Sounds good Anthony, it’s a beautiful day! Where on island do you visit from? Agreed, Waimea no ka oi. Mahalo for your comment!

Julie Keller, R(B)

October 6, 2014

Sounds good Anthony, it’s a beautiful day! Where on island do you visit from? Agreed, Waimea no ka oi. Mahalo for your comment!

Pat Strausse

January 13, 2015

No Rain, No Rainbow I am again living on wet side Waimea..and love it.
So lucky I live Waimea.!

Julie Keller, RS

January 13, 2015

You got that right Pat! No Rain, No Rainbows. Lucky we live in such a beautiful place!

Pat Strausse

January 13, 2015

No Rain, No Rainbow I am again living on wet side Waimea..and love it.
So lucky I live Waimea.!

Julie Keller, RS

January 13, 2015

You got that right Pat! No Rain, No Rainbows. Lucky we live in such a beautiful place!

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