Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Hawaiian Swimming Pool

Five minutes from home, it feels like a private pool, for free, and no maintenance issues.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Doggie Playtime

My friend and her little Annie at a recent dog event, Nov 2011. The light colored Scottie is little Annie's dad.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Black Crowned Night Heron - Aukuu


Oh Boy!! (note his neck extension, excitement)


This fellow, who is generally very shy, has learned that this group of senior citizen fisherwomen will toss him the too little fish. One of the ladies had just pulled in a fish causing him to stick his neck out.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Amakihi - Hawaiian Honeycreeper

On the Big Island of Hawaii many of the native and endangered birds are accessible. Knowing the locations and armed with lots of patience, we not only have to find them (lots of chirping/singing), see them, and luckily get a good photo of them. This is the (Ah-mah-kee'-hee) which stopped by on a very nearby branch to pose for his/her portrait. Note: not to be confused with the common and introduced Japanese White Eye which has a white ring around its eyes.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Happy Days Again

This bird sat here for a couple of minutes just singing away, oblivious to me sitting in the car next to him.