Doing my part to add some beauty to the world today.
“Starting at Kalapana, Hawaii I walked for two hours right to the place on the coast where active lava flows were touching the ocean.
I was overwhelmed about the scene: Hot air touched my face as I stood at the edge of the cliff, steam drifted away by the strong wind, thunders in my ears as the waves crushed on the melted stones and water fought with fire.
I stood and watched the lava flows started to glow as it became darker. I wanted to express what happened there. All four elements – water, fire, air and earth came together at that point to show how they’re playing the game. — Jennifer Vahlbruch
I remember walking out to watch lava flow into the ocean. We couldn’t get close enough to feel the warm air, but it was still amazing and awe inspiring. The sea water cooled the lava so quickly that it would often explode and shoot pieces off in all directions.
My favorite part was walking over the active lava tube. The ground was noticably warm and the basalt had a silvery sheen. It also crunched and settled as you walked on it. I’ll never forget that experience!