11-16-13 Tropical Colors

This photo of a Hawaiian gecko is the third in a row in this blog that come from my 2006 collection. Like so many other photos of mine, it had been abandoned and exists only because I’m not good at throwing things away. The colors in this photo are unlike almost any that occur naturally…

08-06-12 The Painted Church

The Painted Church, aka St. Benedict’s Roman Catholic Church, is officially in the town of Captain Cook, though I remember it as being somewhere on the side of a hill away from any kind of urban features. From the outside it is fairly nondescript. But on the inside it is beautifully painted, thus, the name…

07-08-12 On Top of the World

My Garmin Nuvi said the elevation at this point on Mauna Kea in Hawaii was 13,910′ though officially, I don’t think it is quite that high. What’s amazing about Mauna Kea is that you can drive all of the way to the top in your car. It was cold and windy up there and there…

An Adventurous Spirit

I have said before that our youngest son Jon tends to take us to interesting places when he is in charge of the itinerary. Here’s a good example: we are in the Waipio Valley on the Big Island. Contrast this with the photo of Hawaii I posted a couple days ago and you will also…

Unlimited Variety

The Big Island of Hawaii is a remarkable place, with snow capped peaks, humid rain forests and barren terrain that looks like is could be from another universe. This photo was taken near the famous green sand beach near the southern tip of the island. Our son Jon took us there and I thought it…