One of my orchid plants recently had this bud stem emerge from the center of the stalk. These buds has since bloomed, and I'll post a photo of some of the flowers after the May theme week.
Friday, April 29, 2011
One of the KC-135R Stratotankers from the Hawai‘i Air National Guard's 203rd Aerial Refueling Squadron departs after the last three Hawai‘i ANG F-15C Eagles made its farewell flight to the US mainland. The Stratotanker supplied fuel for the three Eagles, and each fighter received six refuels during its flight from Hawai‘i to Nevada.
Personnel from the 199th Fighter Squadron wave as the tanker takes off.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
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Saturday, April 23, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
"And if you do not carry your own cross and follow me, you cannot be my disciple." Luke 14:27
A group from Hope Chapel Kahuku did a "Perimeter Walk" around the island of O‘ahu with one of its members bearing a Cross. Members from other Hope Chapels joined in on the walk as well. I came across this group as I was driving to the New Hope Leeward office, as they were walking down Farrington Highway. I caught up with this group two miles from where I saw them to get this photo. They said that they began that day's journey in Wai‘anae, and were planning to walk to downtown. They attached a skateboard truck to the bottom of the cross to alleviate the some of the weight.
After I took the photos, I thought this had to be my Good Friday photo!
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Monday, April 18, 2011
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
The steel guitar is another instrument synonymous with Hawaiian music, especially from the early 20th Century era. I took this photo during the unveiling and blessing of Hawaiian Air's Bellanca CH-300. The Royal Hawaiian Band provided the entertainment for the festivities.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
Adjacent to the Kāne‘ohe location of Hale‘iwa Joe's is Haiku Gardens. This is the view of the gardens from the lanai of the restaurant overlooking the garden and the pond. Family members took Kat & I out to dinner at Hale‘iwa Joe's recently, to celebrate our wedding anniversary.
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Friday, April 8, 2011
On September 9, 2010, Island Air celebrated its 30th Anniversary. As part of that day's festivities, each passenger boarding flights out of HNL were given an orchid lei as they approached the ticket counter by one of their flight attendants.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Marine artist Wyland waves after signing his name with a paintbrush at the main entry door of "Koholālele". He is joined by Kahu Danny Akaka Jr, and Aloha Airlines CEO David Banmiller. This was the last part of the media unveiling and blessing of the specially painted Boeing 737-700.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Hawaiian Airlines President and Chief Executive Office Mark Dunkerley is interviewed by a local TV station after he and his wife returned to Honolulu on Hawaiian's inaugural flights to and from Tokyo-Haneda International Airport in November 2010.
Monday, April 4, 2011
At the festivities for Hawaiian Airlines' inaugural flights, the Hawaiian Airlines Serenaders perform hula and Hawaiian music. The Serenaders are Hawaiian Air employees who volunteer their time for events like these. Today's photo was taken during the pre-boarding festivities and blessing for Hawaiian's inaugural flight to Haneda International Airport (Tokyo, Japan).
Sunday, April 3, 2011
The theme month for April is "Airline Media Events". Over the past few years, I have been photographing and writing articles about local airline media events for domestic and international airliner publications, and this week will feature some of the events I've documented.
Aloha Airlines flight attendants Chrissy and Kaipo pose in the uniforms of the early 1970s atop the wing of the "Funbird" to celebrate Aloha's 60th anniversary in 2006. A few days ago, on March 31st, former Aloha Airlines employees gathered for an annual reunion, since the airline's demise in 2008.
This post is dedicated to the former employees of the Aloha ‘ohana.