Saturday, July 31, 2010


A Honda Civic (background) driven by a lone female, crashed and flipped over on the southbound lanes of the Likelike Highway on the Kalihi Valley side of the Wilson Tunnels. According to other witnesses, she managed to crawl out of her car. Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) firefighters administered first aid, and placed her on a backboard. Fortunately, she was responsive, as firefighters treating her asked her the typical head injury questions.

One northbound lane was closed by Honolulu Police Department (HPD) and HFD on the initial response. One southbound lane was closed as well. At one point the both southbound lanes were closed to allow a City & County ambulance unit to arrive quicker escorted by a few more HPD vehicles.

After exiting the southbound tunnel myself, I noticed an HFD engine, and HPD cruisers responding to a call on the northbound lanes. Little did I know, that they would be responding to the same accident. Those units had to go up to the tunnels, then turn around, where there is an over-height exit.

I came across the accident scene as passers-by had stopped to render aid. One theory is that she may have been speeding, and lost control of her car, then flipped it. There is a dip in the Likelike, a couple of hundred yards before the accident scene, and has been known to cause high-speed crashes. Earlier in the day, HPD was running speed enforcement on the southbound lanes, on the Kalihi Valley side of the Wilson Tunnels.

I submitted this photo to a couple of local news outlets.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Delivery Crew

The delivery crew of this China Eastern Airlines Boeing 737 mingles around the aircraft after it arrived at HNL. Normally, the crew and aircraft gets to overnight in Honolulu, before continuing onto Shanghai via Majuro and Saipan.

The group huddled together is looking at photos they took at the base of the stairs. The guy in the green shirt takes video of Kamaka Air's Super DC-3 parked several yards away, while eating an ice cream bar supplied by the ground handling company.

Thursday, July 29, 2010


Dew droplets on our windshield one early morning.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Diamond Head Road

Diamond Head Road is a popular thoroughfare that circumnavigates Honolulu's most recognizable landmark.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Hawaiian music artists Moanalani and Keola Beamer rehearse their songs at the 2010 Lantern Floating Hawai‘i.

Monday, July 26, 2010


Spectators watch the river surfers from the sandbar that's part of a berm that normally separates the Waimea RIver and Waimea Bay. When there are heavy rains, the berm is broken to relieve the river from flooding.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sun Through Plumeria

The sun shines through a plumeria tree.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

"You May Kiss The Bride"

I had ventured into the St. Andrew's Cathedral to photograph its massive stained glass window, only to find a Japanese tourist wedding that was doing its rehearsal.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Bird Attacks 747?

It appears this bird is going for this departing Air New Zealand 747-400, but not. I did not realize the bird had crossed into my shot as I photographed the 747. It wasn't until I downloaded the memory card that I saw the bird in the foreground.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

White Flowers

A few white flowers from a potted plant outside a shopping mall ...

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Rainy Dusk

I found this photo I took of an rainy early evening from my old apartment.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Catching A Wave

Our niece Ellie paddles to catch a wave on her body board.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Guard Tower

On the other side of the fence that separates our subdivision from state owned land, stands an old guard tower. The derelict structure is a remnant from the former US Navy munitions storage depot that was built into the walls of Kipapa Gulch down below during World War II. After the facility was decommissioned, some of the bunkers are being used by a storage company that constructed storage lockers in the bunkers.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Just Maui'd

Kat & I got this Christmas ornament during one of our trips to Maui. We put it on our Christmas tree last year.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Feeding The Ducks

Wrapping July's theme week, is this woman feeding a few of the mallard ducks that live in the park area of Lake Wilson.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Playing The Odds

This angler has a few poles set out to better his odds at catching fish.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Quiet Lake

Today's photo is a quiet view of Lake Wilson, with a duck swimming out toward the middle.

This is also Blue Wave Pix's 1,300th post!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Boat On A Lake

Another fisherman parked his boat lakeside while parked his truck & trailer. He later set out to another part of the lake.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Reeling In

This shoreline angler reels in his catch, while a father and sons motor out to fish on the lake.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Secret Spot

This angler found a secluded spot ...

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Lake Wilson Reflection

The theme week for July is "Lake Wilson". I spent an hour on a day off taking pictures from the park, where the State of Hawai‘i has a park and boat ramp for very small boats to go fishing.

Lake Wilson, or the Wahiawa State Freshwater Park, at 360 acres, is the largest freshwater body on O‘ahu. Located in the town of Wahiawa. It's a popular fishing spot among local anglers.

Today's photo is a reflection shot of the trees that line the lake.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Green On Blue

My green orchids against the blue sky.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Con Air

Not necessarily like the movie starring Nicholas Cage ...

The Hawai‘i Department of Corrections has inmates housed in prisons on the mainland. Occasionally, as inmates are brought back, and other inmates are rotated out, the DoC charters flights to transport the inmates. Hawai‘i Sheriff's Department deputies surround this Sun Country Airlines 737 with their cruisers, as inmates de-plane to waiting buses.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Top Gun Scarecrow

At Pearl City's Urban Garden Center, one of the plots has this scarecrow that wears a military flight suit with a motocross helmet.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Glass Tile View

Looking across the street through a glass tile block at my brother-in-law's place.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


In one of the pools in the atrium of the Grand Wailea in Wailea, Maui, is this sculpture of a mermaid.

Monday, July 5, 2010

First Hawaiian Bank Tower

The First Hawaiian Bank Tower is the tallest building in Honolulu. It's seen above, through an ultra wide-angle lens.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Independence Day

Wishing you all a Happy Independence Day!

Celebrating the USA's 234th birthday!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Rain On Pavement

Heavy raindrops hit the pavement during a recent downpour.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Aloha ‘Oe Mom

Yesterday, we bid a fond farewell to my mom who passed away two weeks ago. At our local Elks Lodge, we held a short celebration of her life, and scattered her ashes at the end. Mom's ashes were wrapped in a pu‘olo. Two members of the Elks' Kumulokahi Canoe Club, took mom's pu‘olo and a basket of loose flowers, and paddled out to a spot where the flowers were scattered, and mom's pu‘olo was set in the ocean.

Inside, the ti leaf bundle was a biodegradable plastic bag that contained her ashes, the bag dissolved upon contact with the water, and the ashes were released to the sea, with the ti leaves untying itself, as it sank.

It may be a farewell from this life, but through our faith in Jesus Christ, we look forward to seeing mom in heaven when its our turn for the Lord to call us home.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Happy 80th Anniversary!

This month, my grandparents, Ivan & Doris, celebrate their 80th wedding anniversary! They'll also celebrate their 98th birthdays later in the year!