Kohala Mountains in Hawaii, Travel Photo Mondays
It’s Monday morning, time to enjoy some gorgeous travel photography and inspiration from around the world. Let’s banish those Monday blues by sharing gorgeous imagery and story telling.
- Gorgeous sunsets
Today, let’s go visit another beautiful area in Hawaii Island, this time we are going west to cattle country in the Kohala mountains in Hawaii. The Kohala mountains are the oldest of five mountains in Hawaii and are over a million years in age. The beautiful rolling hills of the upper road is gorgeous and the views to the Kohala coastline below is spectacular especially for viewing some of the most beautiful sunsets overlooking the entire island.
The area of Kohala is lush and green with rolling hills and pastureland for cattle to graze. This is cattle country, once a thriving industry in Hawaii’s agricultural past, but today it is now a smaller agricultural business with beef cattle being raised on the island for local consumption and export. There is also small fledgling dairy industry in Hawaii to service the entire island chain with fresh milk produced in Hawaii.
- Looking for a snack
Sunsets up in Kohala
On clear nights, sunsets up in the Kohala mountains are pure magic and you can see the entire Kona coastline all the way to the town of Kailua Kona. If you wait until the sun sets and gets darker, the moon rising up along the rolling hills is also gorgeous to see and gives a different view of this scenic area and illuminating the rolling hills.
Thanks so much for coming to visit today at Travel Photo Mondays and touring the beautiful pastures and green hills of the Kohala Mountains in West Hawaii. If you haven’t had a chance to see any of West Hawaii take a look at my recent post about some of the key attractions and sites to visit in West Hawaii. Last, come and enjoy some of these other bloggers from around that world showing you some beautiful imagery.
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Top places to visit in West Hawaii on the Big island
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You have a great eye. Wonderful photos. I hope I can visit this place too
Amazing photos! I absolutely love the horses, and the bright green hills. I definitely need to visit Hawaii!
I love the landscapes! Kohala is incredibly beautiful! I had never heard of this place, but now I know! Thanks to you!
What a beautiful sunset…. I love Hawaii. Thanks for sharing, Laura
Holy crap that is beautiful!! I always expect to see pictures of the beach from Hawaii but this was a very nice change! The horses are my favorite
Wow.. Så vibriant and beautiful series! Thank you so much for sharing 🙂
Noel — Thanks for visiting my site and inviting me to take part in your weekly Travel Photo Mondays. I’m a bit late for this week’s offering, but here it is just the same: Bonsoir in the Vineyards: http://thepalladiantraveler.com/2013/07/25/windmills-of-montagne-in-southwestern-france/. Ciao for now. T
Hi Noel. I am flabbergasted!!! Your photography is really beautiful. I appreciate so much your inviting me to share at your party, BUT, I am not even in anyone’s league! I do the best I can with my little point and click Canon, but WOW.. But, here I am, nonetheless..My husband was in the Navy and stationed at Barber’s Point way back in the late 50’s, and is promising to take me there someday. Your home town certainly is beautiful.. I’ve signed up to follow by e-mail. Looking forward to a lot more beautiful sights..Happy Friday..Judy
thanks for the comments and really the carnival is for everyone to see a little different corner of the world and enjoy, there’s no competition, hope you can link up with us on Monday.
wow – those sunset images are so beautiful. Have a wonderful weekend, and thankyou for stopping by my blog today.
Your photos are fantastic with a real richness of colour and great composition.
Beautiful! I love the horses and the sunsets.
Always enjoy your pics of Hawaii. It’s a reminder that I need to go back to visit soon!
Gorgeous images Noel! The landscape of the Kohala mountains is marvelous and you captured it beautifully…
Gorgeous views! Love the pasture lands.
Wow, such gorgeous mountain sceneries. If you didn’t tell me the photos were of Hawaii, I would think that they were taken somewhere in New Zealand. The sunset is indeed magical and the mountain looks so peaceful. As usual, your photos are stunning.
Thanks for inviting me along on the journey! I loved the photos. Hawaii is a place I have not been to but would love to explore.
Love the white horse!
Panoramic views and such lush beauty in those rolling greens.
Beautiful flowers. So pretty! I would love to get to Hawaii one day.
Hi ~ thanks for ‘visiting’ ~ Cape Ann MA is a lovely place for travelers ~ I loved Hawaii, especially liked the island of Kona ~ fond memories ~ ^_^
Just stunning, Noel. I’m always happy to see such lush countryside.
And those sunsets!
Mesmerized by the beauty and light of the Kohala Mountains. Breathtaking images of a the wonders of nature. Thanks so much for sharing and hosting!
Great perspectives of the Kohala mountains. I was in this part of Hawaii many years ago. Loved just driving around and admiring the gorgeous scenes. What beautiful horses, too!
Hi Noel, thanks for the invite to join your meme. I like to discover new blogs! You live in a beautiful part of the world, and your photos are superb!
The pink sunset and the green pastures – wow! Such beautiful colors! Wish I was there right now!
These are stunning shots, Noel. I particularly love the sun and the sky shots – of course, that, next to the sea, is what I love most about Hawaii! Have a great week!
Your sunsets are magnificent!
oh, how I wish I could always link up here, for that would mean I was travelling! your photos are gorgeous, and of course I must tell you that I loved Hawaii when we visited. I long to go back! or live there, either way, lol.
I especially love the photos of the horses and the sunsets!
Your photos are the absolute best way to start a Monday morning 🙂
Noel, your photos are gorgeous as always. The first one especially, how you captured the light in the sky. just awesome! Take care – Dawn
I’m not taking any holidays this year because there’s too much work needed in my little cottage. But since I found your blog, it’s like going in holidays every Monday!
Beautiful place 🙂
Beautiful Kohala! Mahalo for the photos.
Those skies are beautiful! I would love to visit Hawaii again sometime soon!
Oh, what a treat to see your photos, Noel. Thanks for hosting and inviting me to join in.
Beautiful! I’ve never been to this part of Hawaii but wow. Those sunsets are gorgeous and I love the serenity it shows. It almost looks like it could be somewhere in middle America instead. Glad to finally join your photo hop. Thanks for hosting.
You sure have a talent for capturing the magic of the beautiful place you live.
It’s really beautiful. But … It’s not Monday. Later, but not quite yet 😉
Hi Marilyn, I just post early for other parts of the World where it is already, hope you can join later thanks.