Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Playful Spinners



I was so happy to see some dolphins jumping as I was driving home today.  Just had to stop and enjoy the show!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


There's something about boats just floating about in the afternoon that I find very relaxing.

Monday, November 28, 2011


I came across this small memorial garden at the clinic on base.  It's really a lovely area.  I hope to visit it many more times.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Hiking Maunawili Ditch Trail


Mackey and I joined the Hawaiian Humane Society for their monthly hike today.  This hike in Waimanalo is relatively easy and is only about three miles long.  It was a nice morning except for getting stung by a bee...

Thursday, November 24, 2011


Our view at Thanksgiving dinner this afternoon. 

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Zebra Dove.  I like that they are not too afraid of people and let me get fairly close to them.  I had not seen any before with a spike!

Saturday, November 19, 2011


Now that the sun is setting earlier and earlier, it's a challenge to get home in time to take the dogs out for a nice long walk.  We made it today and watched the sun set on the way back home. 

Thursday, November 17, 2011

aloe


Not too long ago, this was a tiny aloe plant in the side yard.  It seems the more I ignore it, the more it grows.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Pheasants



Had to share a few more photos from my trip...two beautiful pheasants!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Prickly Pear Cactus


I found the purple growth on this cactus to be pretty interesting visually...I later learned that they are actually fruit called 'tuna' and is a common delicacy in Mexico.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Friday, November 11, 2011

Cotton Field


I have enjoyed the surprise of driving along and coming upon beautiful fields of white.  Especially with the back drop of fall foliage.  We stopped one day so I could snap some photos and the farmer drove up in his truck!  He gave us a lesson on cotton farming...from planting, harvesting, taking it to the gin, uses of cotton and cotton seeds!!  It was really a learning experience.  And then I find out he worked on the same base that I work on when he was stationed in Hawaii during the War.   

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Shake a Tail Feather




I visited a friend of my parents...he has a variety of birds, including peacocks and turkeys, on his property.  These turkeys seemed to be a bit like pets.  They followed us (him) all over the place and cracked me up the whole time.  They really strutted their stuff, made lots of gobble sounds, and shook their tail feathers!!  It was awesome to watch.

Monday, November 7, 2011

African Grey Parrot


Took a trip to Sylvan Heights Waterfowl Park...a really neat place to visit!  This African Grey Parrot was quite a character showing off his red tail.  I learned that they are considered one of the most intelligent birds.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

American Wood Duck


I found these ducks so striking & I love the way that they were looking at each other like in conversation.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Thursday, November 3, 2011


I find it interesting that something dying can be so lovely.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Fall Colors


One thing that I miss living in Hawaii is the fall colors.  I am loving being on East Coast during this change of seasons. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Snow


Not in Hawaii anymore...taking a little trip to visit family & friends.  This is likely to be the only image of snow this year (hopefully!).