Monday, March 31, 2008

Red Bromeliad

A red bromeliad with a soft fitler, in the xeriscape section at the Queen Lili‘uokalani Gardens.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Pine Tree Sunrise

Sunrise in Portland before returning home. It was nice to see this huge pine tree outside my motel window.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Shore Fishing

This girl must know something that the fishermen in the background don't ...

Friday, March 28, 2008

Somewhere ...

Somewhere over the Pacific Ocean, between Portland and Honolulu aboard a Hawaiian Air 767.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Kuilima Beach

Located on O‘ahu's north shore, and adjacent to the Turtle Bay Resort, is Kuilima Beach.

In fact, the Turtle Bay Resort's orginal name was the Kuilima Hotel, when it was under the ownership of Del Webb.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Nice Surprise

Kathy surprised me with these orchids one afternoon. I waited until the entire stem was in bloom before taking this photo.

This one's for you Kat! :-)

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Life In The Tide Pool

These fishes are among the residents of a tide pool that Kathy and I came across at Kalaeloa Beach.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Dusky Palms

Palms at dusk, taken from the top of one Kaka‘ako Park's grassy hills.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

He Is Risen!

Happy Easter!

The text on the bottom reads:
"They will mock him, insult him, spit on him flog him and kill him. On the the third day he will rise again."
Luke 18:32-33

This was an eCard I had made for Easter 2006.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Let The Hunt Begin!

Today's photo was actually taken during last year's Hope968's Easter Egg Hunt, as the toddlers began their quest to gather the eggs strewn about the playground.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Good Friday

"When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your sinful nature, God made you alive in Christ. He forgave us all our sins, having canceled the written code, with its regulations, that was against us and stood opposed to us; He took it away, nailing it to the cross."
Colossians 2:13-14

Today's photo represents Good Friday, and the nail seen above is in a cross that one of our Hope968 members, Andy Cole made out of two huge logs he found. The cross sits in the Hope968 office, and weighs a couple hundred pounds. It took four men to carry into the office. It's even more amazing that Jesus carried His cross after being brutally beaten and scourged.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Afternoon Departure

A Northwest Airlines Airbus A330 departs HNL for Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN in the late afternoon.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Waikiki From Afar

The Waikiki skyline as seen from Maunalani Heights, which is actually just a few miles away.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


A couple plays with some sparklers on New Year's Eve, before the stroke of midnight.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Irish Pub

Murphy's Bar & Grill is one a few Irish pubs in Honolulu. It's also one of the more popular watering holes for the "Pau Hana" (after work) crowd that work in downtown.

According to the sign above the awning, Murphy's is holding a block party this afternoon in the parking lot across the street.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Popcorn Orchids

Popcorn orchids in bloom along the orchid wall at the Kahala Hotel & Resort.

Saturday, March 15, 2008


Department store giant Nordstrom's made its debut in Honolulu last Friday, opening its first full store in the Ala Moana Shopping Center. Over 1,000 people lined up to be the first ones through the doors. In a new separate wing, there are also a bunch of new stores that will open along the walkway to "Nordies".

Today's photo was actually taken last Saturday as Kathy and I, along with my parents went to check out the three-story addition to Ala Moana. The store was quite crowded with gawkers and shoppers that day. I wanted to get a motion blur shot as we were descending from the third to second floor.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Spray Painting

Marine artist Wyland adds a lighter shade of blue-grey to the humpback whale being painted on the right aft section of N748AL, "Koholālele". I was standing about ten yards from the cherry picker, to get this shot at 1/500 seconds ... that was the only way I could avoid becoming one with the paint.

Thursday, March 13, 2008


Is this the road less taken?

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Moonlight Crossing

An airliner crosses through the frame above a rising full moon, as it makes its descent to HNL arriving from the mainland, while fishermen on shore do some night fishing at Kaka‘ako Park.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Giant Tiare

A giant-sized tiare (Tahitian Gardenia) from the Hilton Hawaiian Village.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Tide Pools

The tide pools along the shoreline fronting the Ihilani Resort in the late afternoon sun.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Sunflower Bees

Two honeybees do their work pollenating this sunflower.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Side View Mirror

Looking back at this Hawaiian Air 767 departing for the west coast.

Friday, March 7, 2008


A leaf found at the Hawai‘i Convention Center ...

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Picnic Table

A picnic table on the Universtiy of Hawai‘i at Manoa campus ...

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Self Portrait ... Uno Mas

A self-portait I took while photographing airliners ...

Tuesday, March 4, 2008


A front end view of an Excalibur limousine used by Japanese tourist wedding couples that were chaufeurred to (and from) their wedding location.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Banyan Tree

The roots and trunk of a banyan tree looking from the ground up.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Footprints ... Again

This month's theme week is "monochromes" ... for this week, all the photos posted will be in black & white.

Leading off this week, a bird's footprints amongst human's footprints.

Saturday, March 1, 2008


The colorful leaves of a croton hedge can be found in many places around Hawai‘i.