One of my favorite places to hike is in and around the crater of Haleakala. One is transported to another breathtaking world while at the summit. And if you are exploring the upper forest trails you get the mist of the clouds along with the plant life. One switchback trail graced us with an abundance of ferns, another with Koa trees, and then there’s the bird songs . . . Fun fact, National Geographic deemed inside the crater of Haleakala to be the quietest place on earth. It’s truly a special and sacred place for which I am grateful I can visit all year round. I’ve incorporated symbols of the plant life and piled rocks, the colors I’ve observed and the feel of the place in this piece.