If you have ever ventured to explore a bit into the many lush trails and hidden valleys of Hawaii, your imagination may seduce you to dream of the perfect hillside hideaway. “Our Lil’ Grass Shack” was inspired by the famous song, but more importantly, the notion of a perfect place of magic and solitude to share with someone special to your heart.
This enchanted escape bungalow is made from the natural materials it is cradled by. Sounds of the crashing waterfall emerge from the violet mist that provides the backdrop. The fragrance of sweet jasmine and plumeria are woven into the pale moonlight that bathes the thatched roof and river stones. This is richly accented by the warm flicker of candles that gently illuminate the interior and rock lined lanai, on which sit two glasses of wine to be savored by the truly fortunate inhabitants.
This is a place of quiet, simplicity and unconditional peace. The couple who finds themselves here might swim during the day in the nearby pond, feast on native fruits and fresh spring water or share endless hours pondering the timelessness together. Just for a while, “Our Lil’ Grass Shack” stops time and place and allows only the harmony of nature and the gentle whispers of true Aloha.
The imposing and majestic landscape contrasts with the quaint and inviting grass shack in this painting by Tom Thordarson, part of his Escape Series. The dark greens and blues of the Hawaiian jungle in nighttime are offset by the pale light cast by a full moon and the warm lights hanging in and around the shack.