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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Waikiki-from-Diamond-Head

Tall Buildings in Waikiki

Ed, from Sunday Stills, challenged bloggers to submit a photo of buildings over four stories tall. Even though I was standing much higher than four stories tall at the top of Diamond Head, this shot gives you a perspective of just how many tall buildings there are in Waikiki. It is still a beautiful place …

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Mauve Lilies

Lilies and VooDoo

For the One Word Photo Challenge that Jennifer Nicole Wells' so graciously hosts, the color this week is MAUVE, a brownish purplish pink. The color mauve is found in these beautiful Asiatic lilies in a Hawaiian Luau Bouquet. For fun, I found a photo of the VooDoo Donuts sign in downtown Portland, Oregon. Photography challenges …

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Newly Retired Selfie

"New" is the weekly photo challenge. This picture is of me in Hawaii at Waimea a few years ago. It was my first time visiting so I was a newbie. But, this photo also represents my vision for my newly retired self. More trips to Hawaii I always say! <a href="https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/new/">New</a>