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Monthly Archives: May 2012

That Sunset

Mon, 28 May 2012, 08:26 PM (-06:00)

I sat outside this evening after some yard work. A gentle breeze blew across the yard and cooled my face and arms. The sun had just gone down, and the clouds in the west were glowing pink. There is something about sunsets, isn’t there? Sunsets and campfires, they mesmerize me. Here’s a snapped picture of our […]

On the Tarmac

Mon, 28 May 2012, 10:00 AM (-06:00)

No, wait. I’ve got the sequence of events messed up. And I’ve only just started talking about our arrival the Kona coast. Ernnh.  So back up… Of course, we flew from Kaua‘i to Hawai‘i. This time, our seats were on the island side of the plane, and we had a view of the distant volcanos as […]

Sunset on the Kona Coast

Sun, 27 May 2012, 09:57 PM (-06:00)

We sat by the shore with the surf breaking over black rocks. The sun broke thru the cloud deck far out to sea and radiated golden beams of light down to the water setting distant waves ablaze. Then it burned cracks and crevices in the nearer clouds, lighting up the island behind us. And finally […]

To Hawai‘i

Sun, 27 May 2012, 09:36 PM (-06:00)

It has been more than a month since we returned from the islands and blue water and rain in the mountains and waves breaking on the beach. Yet I’ve only told a part of the story. I hear groaning. I understand if your life has moved on and this story is moving far too slowly. […]

Blue Jay Baby

Sat, 26 May 2012, 09:32 AM (-06:00)

“It’s just a Bluejay.” “But it’s a baaaby.“ Bluejay baby in the Redbud tree. So take a picture, she said to me.


Wed, 23 May 2012, 08:45 PM (-06:00)

There’s a tree growing outside in a pot from an acorn that I planted a year and a half ago. A Chinquapin Oak that took it’s own time sprouting but is now growing nicely thanks to the rains we’ve had and the water from the rain barrel that’s filled in for the rains we haven’t […]

Welder’s Glass

Tue, 22 May 2012, 09:24 PM (-06:00)

It had been a long afternoon. Dog #2 and I were … tired. She was snoozing by the front door inside the house. I was snoozing outside in a chair with a calculus book falling into my lap. The sun was getting low in the west, shining in my eyes, but they were drooping, and […]

At Seismic Wall

Mon, 21 May 2012, 05:01 AM (-06:00)

“Nice dog,” he said. “Boy or girl?” Izzy was sitting in my lap. I was sitting in a folding chair in the middle of creek. The seat of the chair was in the water. A bright sun was shining, which was good for Izzy who was drying off from her fourth or fifth swim across […]

Na Pali

Sun, 20 May 2012, 08:46 PM (-06:00)

So we saw Na Pali from both sides: once from the northwestern flank of the mountains as we stood looking over the edge of the cliffs, and once from the east as we hiked in the wind and rain. The story of our trip to Hawaii is dragging on in reverse time lapse. It’s been […]


Thu, 10 May 2012, 07:45 PM (-06:00)

Perhaps we should have felt bad that we had hiked all that way and had to turn back. That we didn’t get to see Hanakapi‘ai Beach. That we didn’t get to see Hanakapi‘ai Falls. But we didn’t feel bad. We had hiked a good hike, and weather notwithstanding we got a good view of the […]