You tell me the evolutionary intent of colorful tree trunks. Could it be to lure tourists to Maui from places like South Dakota, where trees tend to be utilitarian and bland?

Big Beach – Maui

Yes, it is a “big” beach but it really is known as Big Beach, though officially it is Makena Beach State Park. A few years ago, our family visited Maui and we spent a sunny afternoon enjoying the warmth and the waves of Big Beach. Incidentally, in doing a search for “Big Beach” to find…

07-30-09 Whale Watch

We stopped at a road side look-out on the west coast of Maui. And as my three traveling companions leaned against the rail in the hopes of seeing whales, I couldn’t resist snapping this photo. They weren’t impressed when I showed them the photo. But they did see whales.