Rainbows have been a sign of hope across cultures for centuries. As we enter into the new year, we hope that this rainbow and the gorgeous Na Pali coast encourage you a little bit and give you some hope.
Pali means “cliff” or “steep hill” in the Hawaiian language. Perhaps nowhere is this more evident, and more beautiful, than on Kauai’s Na Pali coast. The coastline was formed over the decades by rivers birthed from dense rain received daily along Kauai’s summit. Over time, the rivers etched out valleys into the cliff line. Pounding northern swells and wind played their part as well.
Taken from a helicopter, this photo captured the lush, green, Pali with visibly rich, red soil and also a rainbow (anuenue) in the offing arching in from the sea to touch the shoreline. From pictures like this, it is easy to see attraction to Kauai, known as the Garden Isle.
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A rainbow (anuenue) reaches out to touch the ground against a white canvas made of cloud on the Big Islands northern coast. read more
Tall green palm and African Tulip trees sway in a gentle north shore breeze looking toward an ocean rainbow that appears like an escalator to the heavens. read more
A rainbow reaches down from the skies above to touch Kona, Hawaii. read more
A woman watches the ocean spray against black lava cliffs on a barren Hawaiian landscape as a rainbow (anuenue) peeks through rain clouds on the horizon. read more
Looking uphill from Makawao (ma-ka-wow) toward Haleakala summit on the island of Maui, a double rainbow appears in partly stormy skies, creating a virtual canvas of blue and green below the lower rainbow. read more
Even though Rainbows in Hawaii are frequent, they are welcomed and appreciated each time. Called “anuenue” in the Hawaiian language, historic Hawaiians believed that rainbows were a pathway between heaven and earth for both Gods and souls. read more
Rainbows abound in Hawaii, and it seems especially true in Maui where the Valley Isle creates conditions excellent for rainbows and rainbow viewing. read more
The Hawaiian word for rainbow is “anuenue,” and seeing a rainbow meant you were near gods or chiefs.
This rainbow stood in front of cloud-enshrouded West Maui Mountains near… read more