Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
For our small reception, we had our table favors in these petite translucent pink take out boxes filled with small pieces of Mochi called chichidango.
I took this shot while Kat & I were placing the boxes next to the table settings before our ceremony.
Friday, March 26, 2010
This is one of dozens of taxiway guidelines at the Honolulu International Airport. Earlier in the week, the winds shifted from tradewinds to Kona winds. I had the day off, and after running errands, I noticed planes making the westerly approach & departures. A friend invited me to take shots from the ramp, next to one of his planes. I got this shot while waiting for an airliner to depart. The guideline above is for Taxiway F that leads to Runways 22L and 22R.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Former police officer Harry Herington is riding his Harley-Davidson Ultra Glide motorcycle across the country to each state's capitol to raise awareness of the dangers of law enforcement, and support for the families of fallen officers. It's called Ride 4 Cops, a fundraiser for the Concern of Police Survivors (COPS), a relief organization to aid the families who have lost their loved ones in the line of duty.
After having his Ultra Glide shipped over from the mainland, Herington was joined by the Blue Knights and X-Solo motorcycle clubs to ride from Cycle City to the Capitol Building. The two motorcycle clubs are made up of active and former Honolulu Police Department officers.
Today's photo shows the gathering on the steps of the Capitol. Herington is seen in the center of the photo with Hawai‘i governor Linda Lingle (black pants-suit) before a small ceremony began. Herington stated that of the eight states he has visited, Governor Lingle was the first to meet him, and the turn out by the Blue Knights and X-Solo were the largest as well.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
From the play "The Mourning Bride" by William Congreve comes the famous line: "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.", which was the alternate title to this shot.
A couple got into a heated argument when the girlfriend found out her boyfriend had hung out with another girl when he was out with the boys. The spat carried out into the parking lot, and was quite loud, as we could hear the whole story. It got really bad when she took a hammer to his Jeep. Loud thumps echoed through our neighborhood as steel took on steel and glass. It took a while for the police to show up, but things quieted quickly after a few minutes of their intervention. Apparently, a knife was taken to the tires later on.
It took a while for the car to be moved, but the boyfriend was never to be seen again.
I took this while driving to my parking stall ...
Monday, March 15, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
A little further south is Honolua Bay, which is West Maui's top surf spot, and home to the Billabong Pro Womens Surf Contest. The contest is part of the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) and the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing.
We were there on Thanksgiving Day, and by the looks the amount of cars and surfers, these folks had no worries about cooking dinner, nor did we.
Sunday, March 7, 2010
The theme week for March is "Maui 11-09". Kat & I took a second trip to Maui during the Thanksgiving weekend. We went to a few new places, and re-visited a few places from our honeymoon last March.
Today's photo is looking southward at Mount Haleakalā from Honokahua in northwestern Maui.
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Friday, March 5, 2010
The largest variant of the Boeing 737, is the -900ER series. With a fuselage length of 138 feet, it can carry 180 passengers nearly 3,200 miles. Lion Air of Indonesia has ordered over 170 models, with at least 30 delivered. When completed, each brand new 737-900ER must make its way from Seattle to Jakarta, but must make one its three fuel stops at HNL, since the maximum range will not allow a non-stop flight. Unlike other 737 delivery flight stopovers which overnight here, Lion Air's 737 fuel stops last but a few hours.
Today's photo shows the 117'5" wingspan of a Lion Air 737-900ER as its being pushed back from its parking spot to depart on its second leg, it will continue onto Majuro.
Thursday, March 4, 2010
The ‘ukulele is one the most recognizable musical instruments in Hawai‘i, although it was actually brought over by Portuguese immigrants.
Today's photo shows an ‘ukulele that my parents bought me over three decades ago, when they had me take lessons along with two cousins visiting from the mainland. After the lessons were done, I never took it up again, and found its way toward the back of my closet. When I moved to Kat's place it came with me ... but still sits in its box ... I just took it out to photograph it.