Saturday, November 24, 2012

Photo day with Jon, 11/23/12


My son, Jon came home for his cousin's wedding and for Thanksgiving. His brother Mike lives here.
We met Richard at 5:45 am in town. Yup, early to make sure we got to Kaneohe Bay for the sunrise.

Here is a link to my pictures when Kaneohe Bay tide was really low

Our next stop was Ho`omaluhia Botanical Garden. We walked a little and realized to save time, it would be better to drive through the Garden - which is huge.

 Then we headed to The Byodo-In Temple at the Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.

Jon noticed there were turtles.

 Hee hee, Richard asked me to take a picture of this bird.

Thanks Richard, it was fun making pictures.

After a delicious dinner at Asia Manoa, with our relatives, Jon and I went to Ala Moana Beach Park to capture the Friday fireworks. (Panic, I did not know where my "Bulb" choice in my camera was, yikes !!! This was the only shot I was able to edit).
Jon, wow what a day, we went to 4 locations. You did very well!!!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Hana Trip (9/14-16/12) - Video, 10/22/12

While in Hana, Maui - our group asked if I could do a video compiling pictures that we took. I am happy I was able to do this and present it at our photography club "Eyes of Hawaii" meeting. Pat (Patti) E. from Hana was very kind in coming to our meeting to narrate. All of us truly enjoyed our trip.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Happy Birthday, Erick, 11/9/12

We came to Sushi Bistro for my birthday and I was happy that we would celebrate Erick's here. The sushi was so "ono" yummy. Let me tell you Erick knows how to order. Here is a sampling of their specials.

 This draft beer was smoooooth!

We had more sushi than what you see here.  Our Sushi chef was a good sport as we took pictures of his creations.

And although I was full, I could not resist this dessert. Erick it was fun celebrating your birthday here!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

71ST ANNUAL NÂ HULA FESTIVAL, 8/5/12 (edited -11/10/12)

I edited this post after finding out the pictures were really small and therefore appeared soft and out of focus. It is a long story, however I understand what I was doing wrong. Thanks Erick.

The venue this year was at the Waikiki Shell at Kapiolani Park, due to the renovation of the Waikiki Band Stand. I wish more could have attended this beautiful festival. It was a bit of a disappointment as there were no trees to shade us as well as it was not visible to the public. It was free but not visible for those to stop by. Here is a link to last year's post

Puanani Alama, Makaleka, and Leilani Alama are the hula instructors. They too were once students of hula and now enjoy the fruits of their labor as they watch their students perform.

Puanani Alama


Leilani Alama

Although there were many hula dancers, I tend to focus on a few dancers.