Saturday, May 31, 2008


towards those who still want to This is one month old lava. The lava came over a residential area. Many people's land was destroyed. The state still makes them pay taxes on the land but refuses to let the occupy it for several years. Many people surrender their land to the state. Others live there without electricity and city water. The state used to prohibit this but is has become more lenient occupy their land, but still do not allow them to have city utilities.

The lava over the road.

This is the piece of lava rock I brought home. There is a superstition about the goddess of the volcano in Hawaii. Her name is Pele. ( pronounced paylay) If you take anything that is hers (lava rock, black sand, ect. ) You will be cursed until you send it back. People have sent back shoes because the walked on the lava rock with them! I am not afraid of superstitions. It is not against the law to take a piece of lava rock. When the rocks are sent back they are thrown behind the park rangers garage. Not returned to the park, thrown behind a garage.
There are wild chickens every where in Hawaii
By day. The lava is goes into the water causing the steam. Sorry for the quality of the next pictures. The zoom of my camera is not telephoto and is was dark. No tripod.
By Night

Friday, May 30, 2008

Think Before You Speak


"The faults of commission are far more serious than those of omission; regrets are seldom for what you left unsaid.
The chatterer reveals every corner of his shallow mind; one who keeps silent can not have his depth plumbed.
Don't pretend to know more than you do. To say you have read a book and then seemingly to understand nothing of what you have read, proves you a half-wit. Only the very small mind hesitates to say " I don't know."
Above all, stop and think what you are saying! This is really the first, last and only rule. If you 'stop' you can't chatter or expound or flounder ceaselessly, and if you think, you will find a topic and a manner of presenting your topic so that you neighbor will be interested rather than long-suffering.
Remember also that the sympathetic (not apathetic) listener is the delight of delights. The person who looks glad to see you, who is seemingly eager for your news, or enthralled with your conversation; who looks at you with a kindling of the face, and gives you spontaneous and undivided attention, is that one to whom the palm for the art of conversation would undoubtedly be awarded. "
--Etiquette By Emily Post, 1922 ©

Mac Nuts!

Rainbow falls.

Mauna Loa! Macadamia nuts! Chocolate covered Mac nuts!

Some of the packaging equipment.
Getting the Mac nuts ready to be chocolate covered.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008


This is the Volcano portion of your Hawaii tour. In Volcano we did not see the lava flow that comes later. This is the Thurston lava tube. Sorry from the photo quality of this one.
This hardened lava. At the air port when we flew into Kona this was all we saw. Black rock for miles. I thought, this is Hawaii? Hum.
The Vog. Yes Vog, volcano fog.

This is a crater that blew up a few months ago.
In the 1930' this was a lava lake. The line outside the park to see it was 12 miles long.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

The Land Down Below

These pictures are from my third dive. This dive was great. I saw so many things I had not seen. Scale coral

Urchin. I thought it was different because of the white. It must have been an old urchin. ;)

Monday, May 26, 2008

South Point

Allisa and I at Kealakekua Bay
Black sands beachI thought this was fun. The sand is so dark!
It looks like coffee grounds
South Point: This is a hole in the ground that you could see the ocean though. People were jumping off the cliff and swimming though and climbing back up though this hole.

The coast line at South Point.South Point. The farthest point south in the US.
This picture is for everyone who thinks the wind never stops where you live. All the trees leaned in South Point.

Saturday, May 24, 2008


Buck tagged me. So here goes!

The rules of the meme. Answer these question with a picture or other graphic.
No words!

1)What is your current relationship status?

2)What is your current mood?

3)What is your favorite band/singer?

4)What is your favorite movie?

5)What kind of pets do you have?
6)Where do you live?

7)Where do you work?

8)Who do you look like?

9)What do you drive?

10)What did you do on Saturday?

11)What did you do on Sunday?

12)What is your favorite network TV show?

13)Describe yourself:

14) What is your favorite candy?
I hope all of those make sense! If not feel free to ask.

I tag Perfection, Sea-Gal, Diva, and Jay.
To the people tagged. You do not have to play if you do not want to.

Perfection, This is right up your alley!