Saturday, December 31, 2011


May the coming year bring something new!

I love how this nest is heart shaped.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Ko'olau Range



Today was a pretty cool day for me and this is a nice picture to help me remember it...
I'm am hoping that with this project, I will be able to remember more since I will have a visual clue for each day of this year.
This is looking toward the Ko'olau Mountain Range.  Such a nice lookout spot, just before the end of the freeway.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Wednesday, December 28, 2011


Oh, the interesting things we might see if we look around once in awhile! Someone hung ornaments handmade from coral on this tree.  They are above eye level, but once you notice them...what a little treat.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011


Almost gave myself a headache staring at the sunlight dancing on the water.  Mesmerizing.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Chili Peppers


We made tamales for Christmas...these red chili peppers just seemed festive...they bring so much color and flavor to the table.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Eve


Goofing around a bit on Christmas Eve...I rather like how this one turned out though.  Merry Christmas everyone!

Friday, December 23, 2011


Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky ~Rabindranath Tagore

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Is it a tree or collection of vines or roots?  I don't know, but it was kind of gnarly looking.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Cool Find


Came across these peacock feathers on a hike in waimanalo.  I had no idea there were peacocks over there.

Monday, December 19, 2011

om


So, the yoga teacher who gave us an ornament last year, gave us an OM cookie this year.  Love her.

Om...the sound of the universe.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Namaste


One of my favorite Christmas ornaments...a gift from my yoga teacher last year.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Albatross Collage


Working on a new series of collages... from my photographs.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Double Rainbow


Can you see it??  It was faint, but it was there!!  We are really into the rainy season now; I've been seeing several rainbows everyday for about a week now.  It's been lovely.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


Frustrating day as I did not like any of my images from today.  This bird's nest caught my eye as I was trying to capture some of the blossoms on this tree.  I don't understand how these nests stay in place.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Orchid Tree


My neighbor calls these Orchid Trees...I'm not sure if that's really the proper name, but they certainly are pretty.  We have several around the neighborhood.  They just recently pruned them (looked like they were trying to kill them) and they had blooms within two weeks!  Amazing.

Art's Obedience Christmas Party


My Mackey and I attended the Annual Christmas Party today with our Obedience Class.  It was a blast!  They had games that we played with our furry friends, ono food, and a gift exchange!  All that aside, he had so much fun playing around with some of the puppies that had just graduated from the puppy class.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Pearl Harbor...70th Anniversary


Missing Man Formation

I attended the Pearl Harbor Memorial today.  I have been meaning to do this for years and am so glad that I finally did.  Approximately 120 Pearl Harbor Survivors attended today's ceremony.  I was amazed by this high number.  It was a moving ceremony with a few survivors speaking, acknowledgement of all the survivors and their location during the attack, Secretary of Navy speaking, wreath presentation, and color guard.  The USS Chung Hoon passed through Harbor by the Arizona Memorial.  There was also a Marine Rifle Salute & Taps which I find just as moving as the Missing Man Formation.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


Memorial on Pearl Harbor Naval Base reads:

IN RECOGNITION OF ALL THE GALLANT MEN
AND WOMEN, MILITARY AND CIVILIAN,
WHO PERFORMED UNPRECEDENTED DEEDS
OF BRAVERY AND HEROISM IN THE SERVICE
OF THEIR COUNTRY AT PEARL HARBOR
ON DECEMBER 7, 1941;

IN MEMORY OF THE BRAVE MEN WHO MADE
THE SUPREME SACRIFICE WHILE SERVING
ON THE VESSELS THAT WERE SUNK OR
DAMAGED IN THAT ATTACK;

IN ADMIRATION OF THE MILITARY AND
CIVILIAN CREWS WHO SALVAGED AND
RETURNED TO MERITORIOUS SERVICE
ALL BUT THREE OF THOSE VESSELS;

IN LASTING TRIBUTE TO THE SPIRIT OF
 THESE PEOPLE, MAY WE FIND EVERLASTING PEACE

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Eddie Aikau, Opening Ceremony

I've made it to the actual contests that have gone off while I've lived here, but never made it to the Opening Ceremony before.  This is the sport that I'm a big fan of.  Other people have football or soccer, but surfing is exciting for me.  The very cool thing about this is, the athletes are right there next to you walking down the beach to the water.

Some well knowns here including: Keone Downing, Michael Ho, Ross Clarke Jones, and yes that's Kelly Slater on the far right.

Kala Alexander

Ramon Navarro



Sunny Garcia about to head out.

Peter Mel, I believe



The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational is a one day event.  It only occurs if the waves are consistently 20' or bigger and conditions are good.  The holding period is Dec.1-Feb.29.  The conditions have only been right 8 times out of the 26 years it's been in existence.  I've been lucky enough to witness 3 of those days;  truly amazing to watch.  This past January the waves got up to 20', but it was inconsistent and it didn't go off.  Let's hope nature sends big waves this winter!

Friday, December 2, 2011

North Shore


I hadn't been to the North Shore in quite awhile.  With the winter surf coming, I have a feeling that's about to change.  Winter = Big Surf  \(^o^)/

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Lunch Break


This spot is less than a mile from one of our offices.  I had the opportunity to work out of this office and I turned it down.  I had my reasons, but every time I visit here I wonder if I should have decided differently.  One could realistically have lunch here everyday.