Chair at Hilo Bay

My New Favorite Place

Surprise! No, your eyes do not deceive you, and yes, I am publishing a post a few weeks early! It is spring break for me and while I am still busy creating lectures and grading papers for this new class, I actually have some down time. Plus, I couldn’t resist posting for this week’s photo …

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The silence of nature is very real...

False Alarms and the Silence of Leisure Spaces

In early January, my husband and I spent a glorious week in Hilo, on the Big Island of Hawaii. The Silence of Leisure Spaces We spent several days exploring the nearby beaches and waterfalls just enjoying the sounds of nature. We sat and ate our lunch in silence and simply enjoyed the show the surfers …

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Hawaii's Black Sand Beach

Weathered: Lava’s Journey to the Bottoms of My Feet

Although our week on the Big Island of Hawaii is nearing its end, I managed to incorporate our visit to Volcanoes National Park into the Weekly Photo challenge: Weathered. Where did the sand of the famous Black Sand Beach at Punahu'u come from? Weathering is the change of appearance or texture of dried lava rock over …

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