Friday, September 30, 2011

Lovely colors in the trees



We may not have a traditional fall here in Hawaii where the leaves turn colors, but we do have these lovely colorful blooms in the trees!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Hiking Aiea Loop


Mackey & I went hiking with the Hawaiian Humane Society today.  This month's hike was Aiea Loop Trail which I've done several times, but never with them.  It's funny how you can do a hike many times and you see something different or experience it differently each time.  I did not remember these tall pines.  They reminded me of being young and exploring the woods behind my Grandmother's house.  :-)


This was the view at the end of the trail.  Looking down on a bit of Pearl Harbor.
 

Friday, September 23, 2011


I feel the need to explain a little.....I was parked next to this large SUV and noticed a nice reflection in the back window of the tree we were under.  I then noticed that I could see out the other side (window) as well.  Anyway, I liked the image it created and thought I would share...

Thursday, September 22, 2011


Found this snail in the yard this morning


Oh No, danger is coming



No worries, Gabby just checked him out and let him be.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Sandbar


I love this spot on Hickam AFB.  It's pretty cool to be able to walk out so far into the ocean!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Jackson Chameleon Sighting



I spotted the one up top first...I'm assuming she's a female.  I noticed her at first because she was black and  stood out in the green grass.  She changed color pretty quickly.  I was so excited to see one I started snapping away and then this other leg comes into my frame!!  He kind of startled me with his horns and all!  I left them alone to do whatever it was I probably interrupted.

Friday, September 16, 2011


Two bird dogs (looked like German Shorthair Pointers) having a blast running through the water.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Bougainvillea


I never really thought much of this flowering plant until I moved to Hawaii.  The first year I was here, a co-worker taught me how to make Haku Leis (headpiece) and we primarily used bougainvillea.  They were so pretty!  And the cool thing is that they are everywhere.  We drove around that day and just picked flowers along the side of the road to make the leis.

Sunday, September 11, 2011


I came across this little book in my collection, "Happiness Is..." Complied by Gilbert Hay.  I found this inside, "Unless we find beauty and happiness in our backyard we will never find them in the mountains."  How true.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Afternoon napping



I saw several ducks resting while standing on one leg only...had to look it up...found out this is to keep their unfeathered legs warm and they switch legs periodically.  Interesting, but totally unnecessary here in Hawaii.

Friday, September 2, 2011