Windsurfer

Sunday Stills: #Bucket-List Images

What is a bucket-list image you ask? We all know a "bucket list" is the list of things you want to do, see, experience before you die. A bucket-list image is that person, place or thing you want to photograph before you kick that bucket! It has always been my dream to take my photography …

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pink plumeria

Squares in September: Pink #Plumeria

I am excited to contribute to Becky's photo challenge Squares in September, In the Pink! While in San Diego for my 40th high school reunion last week, we stayed at my daughter's house. All around her neighborhood are yards and gardens lush with plumeria, my other favorite flower! I love how this cluster peeked at me …

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Yellow birds perch on twisted wire

Twisted Twitter

Curved and straight lines appear in nature and in items made by humans. In the WordPress weekly photo challenge, those curved or Twisted lines are the theme for this week. In Hawaii last January, we encountered so many colorful birds! These two Saffron Finches were happily enjoying the sunshine. The one on the right really contorted …

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Fish appear to be floating in air

The Nature of #Liquid

The weekly photo challenge offers a seemingly common theme Liquid. What we as photographers do with it remains to be seen. My favorite leisure spaces are all about water, but today I wanted to give you a new way of looking at this most important element of life. While on a blogging break I posted …

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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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