Speechless Sunday...waiting for the Green Flash

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                       photo by Dream Interior Redesign and Home Staging Kailua Kona Hawaii

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There's still time to book your escape to Hawaii's paradise in November. 

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Rainmaker
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Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

Beautiful... I love Hawaii... it is so beautiful and the sunsets are breathtaking... California isn't bad either.

October 04, 2009 12:29 PM #2
Rainmaker
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Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Betty, winter in Hawaii is glorious. No snow to shovel and warm tropical breezes.  We are lucky to have to opportunity to enjoy it ourselves and share it with others.   Thanks for commenting. 

October 04, 2009 12:32 PM #3
Rainmaker
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Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Joan, yes we do get some great sunsets in CA but never as often as in Hawaii. Thanks for stopping and commenting.   

October 04, 2009 12:33 PM #4
Rainmaker
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Pat Fenn
Marketing Specialist for CJ Realty Group/Cindy Jones Broker - Springfield, VA

Beautiful sunset. 

October 04, 2009 12:34 PM #5
Rainmaker
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Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Pat, thank you.  They are truly different every season. 

October 04, 2009 12:36 PM #6
Rainmaker
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Donna Harris
Donna Homes, PLR - Austin, TX
Realtor, CDPE & ASP - Hill Country Lakeway Austin

Ginger, That is one of the prettiest sunsets I've ever seen!

October 04, 2009 12:40 PM #7
Rainer
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Gary Steuernagel ASSOC. BROKER, ABR, CRB
Keller Williams Southwest - Sugar Land, TX

Beautiful, wish I was back in Hilo!

October 04, 2009 12:42 PM #8
Rainmaker
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Richard T. Dolbeare
Keller Williams Realty - Lihue, HI
R(B), ABR, CRS...Hawaii Multi-Island Specialist

The green flash is a real thing but you can't turn your back on the setting sun, even for a split second or you will miss it.

October 04, 2009 12:56 PM #9
Rainmaker
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Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Donna, I take many photos of sunsets (everywhere) and it's hard to pick the best.  Thanks for commenting. 

Gary, this is a stupid question but does Hilo have sunsets since it's on the eastern shore?  Hilo is a great get-away for us when we want a big change in scenery and climate.  Thank you for commenting. 

October 04, 2009 12:56 PM #10
Rainmaker
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Ginger Foust
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Richard...true or not, it's a great excuse to sit by the pool and wait for it, mai tai in hand.  Mahalo for commenting.

October 04, 2009 12:59 PM #11
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John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

Never heard of the green flash before. Maybe a video post for a follow-up, shot from just behind a mai tai glass?

October 04, 2009 01:01 PM #12
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Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

John, I don't know why it's so popular in Hawaii and not other west coast locations,  but everyone heads for the lookout spots and oceanfront bars and there's a lot of talk about "the FLASH" as the time approaches.  It happens on the horizon just as the sun disappears at the water's edge.  But if there are clouds at the ocean/sky horizon you don't see one.  You have to be there in person.  I've never captured it with the camera although if I have enough mai tai then I might think that I can. 

I know that there are some "reasonably" priced flights from Vegas since it's a big destination spot for Hawaiian residents.  You gotta go!  Cheers and thanks for taking the time to comment. 

October 04, 2009 01:08 PM #13
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Judy Kincaid
Tampa, FL

Ginger -- I learned something new from you.  I have been to Hawaii 5 times but yet have never heard of the green flash.  Now, you have me tempted to want to endure another 10 hour plane right in search of one.  How many green flashes have you seen?

That sunset is breathtakingly spectacular!

October 04, 2009 11:37 PM #14
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Cynthia Bartch
Home Stager/Property Stylist & more! Granville, Ohio - Granville, OH
Redesigned Spaces; All Round Nice Gal

LOL, Ginger, I thought this was a clever caption for va-ca rental...as in waiting for the green flash of cash. Never knew it was such a real photography term.

October 05, 2009 06:59 AM #15
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Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Judy...that's amazing.  I think that it has become a bit of an urban legend, but I'm surprised that you haven't heard of it.  You must not hang-out in oceanview bars at sunset. (: I can't count how many times I've seen it.  I've be trekking to the islands for almost 40 years and now it's great to have our own place.  Even the six hour plane trip is hard to endure but we get there 3-4 times a year.  Headed back in December.  Mahalo for stopping and commenting.  Cheers!

October 05, 2009 09:25 AM #16
Rainmaker
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Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Cyn, I'm not that clever with words, but the vaca-rental business is good.  Kinda surprising in this economy. 

 BTW, it's not a photography term...I don't think that it can be captured with a camera because I believe it's a phenom that happens between the eye and the sun.  Thanks for commenting. 

October 05, 2009 09:28 AM #17
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging that Sells Portland Homes"

Ginger ~ What a spectacular sunset shot!  Makes you just want to hop on a plane and head for the warmth doesn't it?  Especially now here in Portland, we've just had one of the hottest summers and September on record, but this morning it was down to 42*  (Brrrrrr)

October 05, 2009 11:11 AM #18
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Ginger- I felt relaxed and ready for a Mai-Tai just looking at your picture.  Thanks for sharing

October 05, 2009 02:24 PM #19
Rainmaker
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Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Maureen...it's even better when you know that it was taken from our condo complex.  I have thought about the warmth too for this past week.  We also had a radical weather change, from Summer to Winter in one week.  We even had snow in the high country mountains yesterday morning and it was 37* at our house.  You said it...brrrr!  We have a spare bed in December, join us. (-: Thanks for your ongoing support!

October 05, 2009 06:27 PM #20
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Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Kathy, aloha and cheers!  Mai tai is my favorite tropical cocktail.  Sitting at the pool, sipping the cocktail and watching for whales and dolphins, what could be better?  Thanks for commenting. 

October 05, 2009 06:29 PM #21
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