Saturday, October 27, 2007

Reflections Of Mauna Kea....

I was taking a class at UHH (University Of Hawaii at Hilo), and I saw this reflection in a bank of windows during a shi shi break (in Hawaii we say we need to shi shi instead of go to the bathroom), anyway...I saw the reflection before I saw the image! I really didn't think it was going to come out in the picture but when I uploaded it, it showed very clearly.

This is what the image actually looks like, this is Mauna Kea seen over the roof tops of Hilo Town...those little white dots you see on the top of the mountain are the world famous Keck Observatories! Mauna Kea means white mountain as it regularly has a mantle of snow, but we never forget that our gentle giant is actually a slumbering volcano...

Friday, October 19, 2007

Hilo Town! Corner of King Kamehameha Ave. and Wainuenue...

This is the view just around the corner from my is the intersection at King Kamehameha and Waienuenue...if you turn right you go right by the famous Hilo Farmers Market on the way to Coconut Island, Banyan drive and gorgeous Queen Liliuokalani Park or if you turn left the Highway takes you up the Hamakua Coast past Wailuku, Honolii surf site and Onomea Botanical Gardens. Of course if you turn arond and go back up Waienuenue Street you will pass Historical downtown Hilo, the public Library with King Kamehameha's Naha Stone, Rainbow Falls, and The Beautiful Boiling pots...As you can see, even Paradise suffers road work!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Hawaii...Richardson Beach...

This view is from a shoreline in Hilo Town, very near a beach called Richardson's Beach. Robert Richardson was a chief detective for the Honolulu police department many years ago, he retired to his ocean front home in Hilo and the county purchased the property & residence when Robert passed away. The residence is called Richardson Ocean Center.

I've been tagged by; Tog of Coral Gables! How Fun!

These are the rules.
1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.
2. List eight (8) random facts about yourself.
3. Tag eight people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).
4. Let them know they've been tagged by leaving them a comment on their blogs

Eight random facts about myself? Well, I do tend to be pretty random:

1. I used to have a heard of over 13 dairy goats, they had to be milked twice a day every day and yes I do have carpal tunnel now…but it sure was fun & I love Goats!
2. I don’t like ice cream…everyone gasps when I say that like I admitted to the shooting of President Kennedy or something…but I just don’t care for it (does not matter what flavor or style).
3. I would prefer to read than just about anything else.
4. I love scents…I wanted to become a “nose” for the perfume industry when I was younger but had to have my nose cauterized to control chronic nose bleeds, and that tends to make things a little undependable. There’s your “eeew” fact!
5. I am fascinated by other cultures and had planned on being a Anthropologist/Archaeologist until I saw how much money they Don’t make! But seeing how much money I Don’t make as a Realtor I am thinking now that maybe I should have looked at that a little more! Actually, I love being a Realtor, it’s a great job and I love being able to meet & help people find their new home!
6. I have been married to the same man for half of my life this anniversary! Now is that a scary data mark or what?!
7. I lived in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado (Deer, Elk, Bear, Big Horn Sheep, Skiers, etc...) and then I moved to Hawaii (Whales, Dolphins, Sharks, Mongoose, Surfers...) almost 5 years ago.
8. I am a member of the Big Islands Freecycle program (it’s a Yahoo group) and I strongly encourage everyone I meet to join, go here for more information.

I am tagging…

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Papaya Tree in Downtown Hilo...

Where do you park?

I park right under this cute multi headed Papaya tree every day when I go to work...its just growing wild next to the parking lot in Downtown Hilo.

Tomorrow I am going to bring a lime & a spoon! Yummy Papaya for breakfast!

Monday, October 8, 2007

Hawaiian Judicial Building Mural in Downtown Hilo...

I have posted a picture of this mural before, just from a different side...during the construction of Hilo's new Judicial Center a large ugly black wall was raised to prevent looky loos hanging around, debris blowing around, keep tools out of site, etc...

Someone had the bright idea to invite local organizations to paint a section of the wall! So now we have this incredibly cool mural that stretches around the entire building site! One entire section is taken up by paintings of the judges dogs! The building will be completed soon and I really want to know whats going to happen to all of these great paintings when the wall comes down? Some are truly art, others are sentimental favorites by young children...all are wonderful!

This shot doesn't show that much of the mural but this is the view you get while stopped at the intersection, all the lovely ti plants, etc... with the mural backdrop.

Nice way to drive in to work...
Photo courtesy of Tavina Owens, Mahalo~

Friday, October 5, 2007

Cute Poochy or Bad Dog?

We saw this little guy while we were driving around Hilo the other day...and he made such a cute picture in his little red muzzle in his pretty red truck! With his little pink tongue sticking out...

Then I got to thinking, why is he muzzled? He could still bark, and it was a nice soft muzzle...but apparently there is some reason he needs a muzzle? Could he be a biter? Or is there a medical reason (Like the Elizabethan collars?).

You could tell his owner cares a lot by his behavior with the dog (the pup was actually sitting on his owners lap during the photo, you just can't see him). Maybe its a training aid?

What ever its purpose is, he sure was a energetic and engageing little guy...