Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Bible Studying Dog

Emi lays next to me as I do my Bible study in the morning.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Memorial Day

Today, we honor all those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in defense of this country, and all those who passed on after their time of service. Pictured above is the main flag pole at the entry of the National Cemetery of the Pacific.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Water Tower

The town of Blaine, Minnesota's water tower out in an snowy open field.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

David & Stephanie

David and Stephanie exchange vows at their beach wedding. This was one wedding where I didnʻt have to work, but shoot for fun.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Brakes Off

When an aircraft parks at a Fixed Base Operation (FBO), the ground crew puts this "Brakes Off" placard in the windshield to notify crews that the aircraft can be freely re-positioned.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Christmas Emi

Kat dressed Emi in this Christmas-themed sweater for breakfast.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Dew On Windshield

Dew formed on the windshield of my car overnight.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

‘Ahi Cones

‘Ahi Tartare cones created by Chef Chai at a Hawaiian Airlines media event.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Shades On Turf

My Oakley sunglasses on the Aloha Stadium turf, with the reflection of the stands behind me.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Pō‘ipu Sunset

The sunsets along the coastline at Pō‘ipu, Kaua‘i.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Armed Forces Day

A big mahalo to all of the men and women serving in the US Armed Forces! Thank you for serving our country and protecting our freedoms!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Long Cloud

A high-altitude cloud streaks across the sky.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Aloha Plate

The Aloha Plate food truck makes an appearance at a Honolulu Night Market event. This food truck and its chefs won the Food Network's 2013 "Great American Food Truck Race". It stayed in southern California for several months after winning the contest, and found its way home to make appearances at events around the island of O‘ahu. We tried the food, and what they serve up, shows why they won the contest.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Yuki ... Day 1

Last September, we got Yuki, a miniature dachshund puppy from a local pet store. This tan and white pup stole our hearts, as we were looking for a companion for Emi. This was the first photo we the took of her after we brought her home.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016


Drum rigs of the University of Hawai‘i Rainbow Warrior Marching Band rest on the floor, as the drumline readies themselves for their intermission performance at the 36th Annual Rainbow Invitational Marching Band Festival.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Little Green Balls Of Death

One of the produce vendors at Pike's Market in Seattle had labeled their batch of Brussels sprouts as "Little Green Balls of Death".

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Hula Rehearsal

The New Hope Leeward hula hālau rehearses before the first of four Sunday church services.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

C Kaweeks

Street artist "C Kaweeks" adds detail to his Pow Wow Hawai‘i 2014 mural.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Helicopter Stunt

A helicopter from Makani Kai Helicopters was used in an episode of "Hawaii Five-0". Actor Alex O'Laughlin is seen above, hanging from the skid as he tries to board the chopper full of bad guys that were escaping from Hawaiian Airlines Field at Aloha Stadium.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Voggy Day

The volcanic haze, known here as "vog", shrouds the Honolulu skyline, during a bout of southerly winds.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Won Ton Min

A bowl of won ton min from Palace Saimin.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

East Swell

An east swell rocks Wawamalu Beach.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Shrouded Moon

Palm fronds and trees frame the rising moon.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Eagle Brook Worship

The worship team for Eagle Brook Church (Lino Lake, MN) rehearses their cover of "Shy No More" (Mumford & Sons) for the offering portion of the service.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Droplets On Kale

While grocery shopping, I came across the kale display in the produce section, which had been recently misted. With my Ölloclip macro lens, I was able to get the tiny droplets on the kale leaves.

Friday, May 6, 2016


On one of the Boeing 737 delivery flights that stop through HNL, a friend was aboard this delivery flight from Boeing Field (Seattle, WA) to its new home in Japan. He informed me a few weeks out, that he would be aboard this flight. As the airliner taxied by, he threw a wave at me from jumpseat behind the first officer's seat. After the plane parked, we had a few minutes to chat.

Thursday, May 5, 2016


One of the Pow Wow Hawai‘i 2013 works of street art, where this corner of a wall was painted by two different artists.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Koi Pond

One of the new koi ponds at Ala Moana Center's new extension where the Sears department store once stood.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Doxie Silhouette

Emi waits by the door for Kat to come home from work.

Monday, May 2, 2016


Jacaranda trees are seen around the Hawaiian islands, and UpCountry Maui is one of the best places to find trees in bloom along the highways, in the spring.

Sorry for the extended break ... the work schedule got me to the point where my photography has been limited to aviation subjects, though with my iPhone, I have managed to take a gob of photos, and will appear here. I'm not sure if this photo blog can remain daily, but I'll do my best to keep up the frequency.

Sunday, May 1, 2016


Our Instagram collage for May, are photos from a trip to Kaua‘i in 2014.

Row 1: Arriving at the Līhu‘e Airport; getting something to eat at Java Kai in Kapa‘a; our late breakfast; artwork outside a mini-mart in Kapa‘a; the tree tunnel on the way to Pō‘ipu; the ceiling in the lobby of the Sheraton Kauai at Pō‘ipu.

Row 2: The ocean view from our room; Kat & i relaxing at the pool; Pō‘ipu Beach; drinks at Keoki's; our dinner at Keoki's.

Row 3: The drive to Wailua; Lawai UFOs (gotteborg sausage rice balls) from Menehune Food Mart; Hanapēpē Bridge; Waimea Canyon; Kaua‘i Coffee Company scarecrow; Kaua‘i Coffee Company gift shop.

Row 4:  Saimin from Hamura Saimin in Līhu‘e; the Sheraton Kaua‘i pool; street view in Kapa‘a; the Java Kai exterior; artwork at the Līhu‘e Airport; the Island Air ATR72 to take us home.