July 25th, 2010
~ Pele Takes Gary’s Home ~
Pele ever so slowly moved through the forest bordering Gary’s beautiful home in Kalapana Gardens for three days before finally encroaching it on three sides yesterday afternoon. By late afternoon it was very evident that She would take the house on two fronts: At 3:19 AM this morning Pele kissed wood on Gary’s house for the 1st time – By 5:16 AM Gary’s home became Pele’s completely.
The following images speak for themselves: two of them are of the gazebo that was out on the woods near the house, which Pele claimed hours before she took over residence in the home. The last image is of Gary’s wonderful arbored garden; its handcrafted fencing illuminated by the large heap of burned building before it, and molten spreading lava – And, the Full setting moon…. Gary told me days earlier, when surface lava was truly heading his way fast, that he hoped She would take the house on this full moon, but he didn’t think she would wait that long … but she sure did…
… It was a very powerful and moving experience to witness by all of us who joined to share with Gary this most sacred of Hawaiian moments ~
EDIT: You can watch my video of this event by opening the following KLYV-7 News page link and then clicking on either of the two featured Video Gallery links on the page.