Showing posts from May, 2014

Weekend Walkies

Feeling grateful to be able to walk the dogs to this lovely spot not far from our place.  They have room to run and there is almost always a marmot or two to chase.  I felt severely limited by my iPhone camera, but thought I'd share a few wildflowers with you anyway.  My D200 is hooped so I'm trying to decide what to do about a new or newish camera.  I will be visiting the Maritimes soon, with an itinerary that includes a visit to Cape Breton and a tour of the Cabot Trail.  A good camera will be essential!

Phrase Free Friday at Lois Lane


The City of Refuge

Just south of Kona Hawaii, lies Pu'uhonua O Honaunau, or The City of Refuge as it often called.  It's a sacred site, and in ancient times if you'd broken the rules you could flee to this spot and escape punishment.  Again, my writing time is spent elsewhere these days but thought I'd post some photos for my family's enjoyment.

Volcanic Activities

As much as I'd like to describe each photo to you, I am under the gun time-wise so I'm just going to post them and hope my brief bit here will make sense.  
These are photos I took on the Big Island of Hawaii when we visited Volcanoes National Park.  Instead of heading around the bottom of the island on a 90 minute drive to the Park we did the "up and over"  in order to see more of the island.  We left around 8:00 a.m. and drove north east from Kailua Village along highway 190 to Waimea.  We continued on to the coast at Honoka'a where we turned south stopping at some of the the little towns, surf battered beaches and many waterfalls, until we headed back inland again at Hilo.  We arrived at Kilaeau Visitors Centre around 4:30.   We spent the night in a little three bedroom vacation rental not far from the park in the town of Volcano.  We got up early the next morning, before the sun rose so I could get a photo of the crater in the dark and then at sunrise.  The …