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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.

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 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.”

“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.

“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 in Hawaii!!

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Heidi White

June 7, 2018

Awesome Julie, I love all Hawaii Rainbows. When I lived on Oahu I would see triple rainbows up over Manoa Valley.

Julie Keller, R(B)

June 7, 2018

> Wow, Heidi, that must be a sight to see!! Manoa is so beautiful

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