Friday, July 25, 2014

Paradise


Maui isn't just a winter destination. Nope.

This is a magnificent place all year long. Never too hot, never too cold - it is perfect.

And thanks to our spider and lizard population, there are never too many insects either.

This is Paradise.


Thursday, July 24, 2014

Slipping Away


 Poor Bruce. Ever since her dental problems began, she hasn't been the same shark. Even her memory seems to be slipping - she doesn't seem to remember who I am any more. She shunned me this morning by turning her back on me every time I got near.

The good news is that the ocean water is once again clear and warm and wonderfully swimable.


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Mostly Submerged


 Mr. & Mrs. Frog were hanging out in the lily pond this morning, which would explain why all of the dragonflies are suddenly missing. Rrribbitt

This spotted Brown Anole was proudly puffing out his dewlap in an attempt to impress the passersby.

I tried pointing out the two frogs to a group of children who came by, but my magic camera strikes again - it could see things that were invisible to the human eye. The kids could not see the mostly submerged amphibians.


Monday, July 21, 2014

Underwater Dance


I went my entire swim without seeing a single turtle, then as I arrived at the beach these two showed up doing an elaborate underwater dance. 

I did see fish though. Lots and lots of fish.


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Stand of Defiance


Sand Crabs usually skitter away into their holes as I approach, but not this guy. Not only did he stand his ground, but he actually raised his claws in defiance the closer I got.

I think these people (below) were happy to be on Maui this morning.


Friday, July 18, 2014

Poor Bruce


The big south swell is finally subsiding after almost two weeks, which means the water is almost clear enough for safe swimming. Hooray!

It was borderline today, but I got out there anyway. It has been way too long since I've gotten a decent swim.

Poor Bruce seems to have a gum infection, probably due to eating something which probably should have been left on a fishing line somewhere. Poor baby.


Friday, July 11, 2014

Here There Be Dragons


I watched numerous Dragonflies mating this morning in a lily pond. It was interesting that the females would submerge themselves while laying eggs, then would be lifted up out of the water and flown through the air by the males.