Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Long day!...however, pausing to appreciate a bit of beauty makes my day seem slightly better.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Starfish!



This was the first time I'd ever seen a starfish while walking along the beach! It was very close to shore and appeared to be moving (very slowly) toward the beach.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Friday, January 27, 2012


If you click on the image, it will enlarge and then you can see all the light reflections...

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


The sunlight on the water was just gorgeous...just had to attempt to capture that!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012




Beachcombing with Gabby Girl...came across several heart shaped pieces of coral.

Monday, January 23, 2012


Watching her meditate was meditative...this is such a peaceful spot.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Kung Hee Fat Choy


Dragon Dance...almost as much fun to watch as the Lion Dance.  I rather like how this image turned out, it captures some of the movement and energy.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Lion Dance


I love to watch the Lion Dance and listen to the music.  Just love the drumming!

Friday, January 20, 2012


I just love this.  I wish we had more children's art displayed in the schools.

Thursday, January 19, 2012


Took a walk with the dogs down to the beach tonight & watched the sun set... One of my favorite things.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Torii


I have driven by this Torii gate in downtown Honolulu many times, but this was my first time stopping...Much to my surprise it is a replica of the Torii of Itsukushima at Miyajima.  The plaque read: "As a symbol of  peace and friendship this scale replica of the Torii of Itsukushima at Miyajima is present to the people of Hawaii from Hiroshima Prefecture".

I really enjoyed my stop at Miyajima last year when I was in Japan.  Here are some of my photos from that visit:



Tuesday, January 17, 2012


I have heard from several people that roses are difficult to grow here in Hawaii.  They say this is due to the warm climate here year round...roses apparently flourish in areas that have a yearly frost.  However, having said that...a lady on my street grows these beautiful roses. I have seen white, lavender, and currently these pink ones in her yard!  

Monday, January 16, 2012

Hammerhead!


No worries, this was not taken in the ocean.  However, for general information: mama hammerheads come into Kaneohe Bay on the Windward side of Oahu to give birth.  I participated in a research study several years ago, tracking the baby hammerheads.  We caught, tagged, and released the hammerheads.  It was rather surprising how many there were.  As with most babies, they were very cute.  I never heard any results from the research.  So, I don't know how many stay in the bay and how many go out into the ocean??

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Manoa Falls Surprise


This lovely bird caught my eye while on the Manoa Falls Trail.  It was a bit humid and slippery, but still great to be outdoors doing something fun.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Catching some rays today


Spotted Eagle Ray.  S/he is quite striking, but I also like the reflections on the water.

Thursday, January 12, 2012


Playing around...someone left their sunglasses at the park.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Such a peaceful & relaxing spot.  I stopped here for about 10 minutes and it completely changed my mood!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


I know that I frequently post sunset images...can't help it, I love watching the sunset.  There is something very soothing about it.

Monday, January 9, 2012


A crazy busy start to the work week.  Long day, traffic, quick bike ride with the doggies (before dark) ...all adds up to no time to capture any photos. So, thought I would share a recent collage.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


Second bird's nest that I came across this week.  This one did not have any eggs inside, but does have flower pedals!  I've never seen such a colorful nest before.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


Oh, the things that I would miss if I didn't have dogs!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Year's Eve Celebration




Some images from our new year's eve celebration.  We had a fire during the evening and burnt my papaya tree that had fallen over last month. :(  Also had a fairly decent fireworks show in our neighborhood.