Friday, October 31, 2014

Down to Eighty

For my friends in Chicago who reported seeing snow flurries and big winter waves this morning, things were a little bit nicer here on Maui. At least I think they are, although the water temperature is down to eighty degrees now.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Sea Turtle Abundance

Another spectacular morning for a swim today, and sea turtles were seen in abundance.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Fluttered Up

Two monarchs were making whoopee on the sidewalk this morning. When I got in close with my camera they fluttered up, up and away...

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

One Way

Uh oh, the ocean is slowly beginning to cool off. It won't be much longer before I'm back to wearing my wetsuit once again. But I am still savoring every moment of the warmth while it lasts. Lucky sea turtles, they're cold blooded and don't care one way or another.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Heat Visions

Our annual September/October heat wave is almost at its end, but people are wisely still seeking out nice cool shadows in which to sit and contemplate nature's beauty.

And that beauty is definitely in the eye of the beholder. Here is a painter's vision of the beach compared with the photographer's version.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Too Many Turtles
 We saw many, many sea turtles today; and most of them were very small and very curious. It didn't hurt that the ocean was much clearer than it has been in a long time.

Click HERE for lots more photos from this morning's swim.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Underwater Pumpkin Carving

 Maui Dreams Dive Company held their annual Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest this morning off Keawakapu beach. I counted about twenty-five SCUBA divers who managed to skillfully carve some truly creative designs. The one which used luncheon meat for a tongue and olives for the eyes was my favorite.