The sun was high and bright that day on the Big Island of Hawaii, casting the sort of light that instantly made you want to sit in the shade to get to know a good book, take a nap, or find a different kind of shade, underwater, with a mask and snorkel.
But even the water was bright that day, as the waves reared up and enjoyed the sun themselves, glowing aquamarine. They crashed and dredged the sandy shores, revealing countless small lava rocks, glistening in the sun.
It was a beautiful scene for the Brown ohana, a wonderful group of nine from Arizona. They were just as sunny as the beach that day — a perfect mix for family photos.