These photos were all taken in the Hilo, Hawaii area. The last active lava flow to threaten Hilo was in 1984. It came within 4 miles of Hilo before it stopped. Other flows in 1852 and 1942 stopped about the same distance away. In 1855 one flow came a little closer. In 1881 one came to within what is now Hilo town but didn’t advance to the sea.
The lava flows that made it to the sea in the Hilo area date back a lot further than 1881. The old flows in these photos occurred well before that date.
The active lava flow on the Big Island today is at the Volcanos National Park and at times does reach the sea. It is no threat to Hilo since it is about 30 miles away and flowing in the opposite direction.
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My first ebook, Your Guide To Tranquility, is now available on the itunes bookstore for one dollar and 99 cents US. At this time it can only be downloaded to an Apple ipad that has the free ibooks app. Hopefully in the future it will be available for more devices. The book has over 50 photos and 8 short videos to help you relax and calm your body, mind, and get in tune with your spiritual tendencies all in the serene surroundings of nature. It is an overview with specific suggestions of where to go and what to do to utilize nature in our quest for a more peaceful, tranquil life.
Above is the cover of the book. Click on the link below this paragraph to see the book description page in the itunes bookstore. You can view the page on any device or computer. You are welcome to share the link with anybody you think would be interested. Also, see my books page on this site.
If the link doesn’t work or if you don’t like to click on links then you can go to the itunes bookstore and search for the title or search for me the author, Jimmy DeFilippis.
A reminder to anyone outside the United States – the book is only on the US store. If you would like it to be made available in your country just send me a comment on this blog and I would be happy to add the itunes bookstore in your country. The book is written in English only.
Lili’uokalani Gardens is situated on Hilo Bay. It is only 5 minutes drive from downtown Hilo. It is my home away from home. I walk and do tai chi and chi gung there almost every day. It is a peaceful area. Even though it gets a lot of tourists, that doesn’t spoil the peace. Everyone entering the Gardens becomes a part of the peaceful atmosphere.
Next post will be about Coconut Island which is adjacent to the Gardens.
We are not the only ones that enjoy nature. Nature enjoys nature. These two raccoons are wonderful examples of that. Someone I worked with in South Florida nursed them back to health. They stayed with her for a long time while still getting out into nature. The other photo is a bird along the shore of the Big Island of Hawaii.
It is wonderful for us to get out into nature every chance we get. And while being there appreciating the natural world we have been given. It is nice to not only be grateful for nature itself, but also that even in big city areas some people years ago, decades ago thought enough to set aside and protect some natural areas from any development. Thank you to them.
What can we do to protect the legacy of parks, forests, woods, and other natural lands? I feel we can do this by enjoying and utilizing them in a thoughtful and respectful way. We can leave them as pristine as when we entered. We can support the continued protection of those lands from development, and seek to get even more land protected.
What do you think?