Sunday, July 15, 2018

Hoomaluhia, 7/15/18 (background)

Having fun with macros and eliminating backgrounds that take away from the focus.

I sweated like a pig - trying to hold my camera steady. It is not a pretty insect/bug but it allowed me to get close - it was of course nervous. These photos were cropped.

Wow, never saw so many canon ball flowers.

Saw this beautiful tree and thought of Christmas.
My life is getting busy so consequently photography will be on the back burner.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Chinatown Courtyard Tour with AARP, 7/6/18

Thank you Paul Nakatani and May Uyehara for letting us know about this AARP event in conjunction with Hawaii Heritage Center Walking Tours. This tour was visiting Chinatown Courtyards.

We enjoyed "dim sum" before going on our tours - there were around 100 of us. They had the photo group together; we are members of Eyes of Hawaii.

Courtyard 1

Courtyard 2
Sorry, just this

Walking to Courtyard 3, we came across the well known Club Haba Haba which was active back in the day.

 Courtyard 3

This hoister is in the beige building that you see in the above photo.

Courtyard 4 had this "Lucky Budha" Chinese beer bottle. Apparently when the owners of this court yard made improvements lots of interesting things were found in their walls - drugs for sure.

Got low for these mushrooms.

There was a terrible fire in Chinatown. Although the remedy to combat the bubonic plague was fire, it got out of control. They had to import bricks from the east coast to rebuild Chinatown. Now there are owners of the courtyards that are helping to keep the place from being a neglected. The tour was fun and eyeopening.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Aquarium, 7/8/18

All I can say is if you want to challenge yourself - this is the place. 

This my only decent photo of the jelly fish. I struggled.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Around the island - 4 stops, 7/6/18

Near YWCA Kokokahi...

Got a little help from a friend

Kualoa Regional Park...

Lā`ie Point State Wayside...
It was so beautiful!

From Pu`u O Mahuka Heiau State Historic Site

Life is good