Saturday, October 31, 2015

Colorful Drama

 I didn't take any interesting photographs today, so I thought I'd post these three photographs from one of my local Koi ponds which I took on Thursday.

I'm loving the dramatic look that I get by simply shoving the "black" slider all the way to the left. Such an easy technique while keeping the integrity of the photo intact.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Huaka‘i ‘O Na Wa‘a

 A small flotilla of outrigger canoes arrived at Wailea beach before sunrise this morning as part of the Journey of Canoes celebration.

Those of us waiting on shore took part in a traditional Hawaiian sunrise chant, and more chanting took place from both on shore and from the canoes.

I love living on Maui.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Aloha Courtney

 I always enjoy spending time with Courtney when she is on island. Add to that a beautiful sunset on the beach and a delicious barbecue, and we got an evening that couldn't be beat.

A hui hou, Courtney.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Playground Fun

 The occasional big wave set brought our swimming playground to life this morning. We certainly know how to have fun.

Meanwhile everything was calm below the surface.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Taking My Time

 The speedsters quickly left the fun crew in their wake this morning. It's true that there wasn't a whole lot to see considering the poor visibility, so taking time to enjoy the swim did not make sense to everyone. But taking my time always makes sense to me.

Click HERE for a few more photos from today's gathering.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Outdoors and Only Outdoors

Getting outdoors is what life is about here on Maui.

I can't imagine exercising indoors. Once upon a time in my dark ages I went to indoor gyms and pools, but my mind boggles at the thought of doing so now.

And who could possibly do yoga anywhere but under the open sky?

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Land People

 This morning we had one of those idyllic swims where the temperature was perfect, the sun was shining and the water was clear. In fact we did not want to get out of the water and become land people once again.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015


Monday, October 19, 2015

Anchors Aweigh
 In spite of the occasional big wave set rolling in we had another perfect Maui Pink Cap swim day.

We swam from buoy to buoy and explored their various anchors. All were too big to lift, even with everyone trying.

Click HERE for lots more photos of Sunday's ocean swim.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Three Point Parking

 Maui has the worst drivers I've ever encountered, but they often cause me to chuckle. I deal with them by always driving super, super defensively.

I had to laugh at this woman attempting to parallel park this morning. At one point she had three out of four wheels on the grass before finally settling back onto the street.

Cafe O'Lei makes a great veggie sandwich. Yum.

Ominous clouds briefly formed over my house while I was out walking, but soon burned off and now the skies are once again cloudless.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Water and Smoke

Lots of rain has been falling on the windward side of the island, which means that streams and waterfalls are flowing nicely.

Smoke from the Pu'unene sugar mill was spectacular against the dark rainy skies.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Wet and Dry

 I had a perfect morning for an ocean swim today, so I took full advantage of the glassy, clear water.

I didn't notice the hermit crabs until I was on shore drying off.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Shooting Fish

 I couldn't resist shooting these Koi during my morning walk today.

This guy's hair caught my eye from far, far away and I had to get a candid shot.

I saw lots of construction workers in precarious places working on the new Wailea Courtyard Inn.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Spa Day at the Ocean

 We saw lots of fishies, lots of turtles and a group of reef researchers on our ocean swim this morning.

Conditions were so very nice that we didn't actually get much swimming in, it was more of a spa day meandering.

Click HERE for more photos from today's swim.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Two Views of Reality

I took these two photos a few minutes apart from different locations along the Kihei shore.

The black & white version emphasizes how dark and threatening the rain clouds were, but the color version  more accurately reflects the hot and hazy conditions of the day as it was away from the clouds.

Both are perfectly valid in their own ways.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Another Sunday Swim

 Only a small group turned out for an excellent ocean swim this morning.

Click HERE for more photos from today's swim.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Boring Flower Day

 Sorry, today's a boring flower day.

From the top: Sea Grape, Shell Ginger, Water Lily.