Category Archives: Photographs

Looking back at Kaimuki

This comment was left yesterday on an old post about Kaimuki.

Love your photos! As a life-long Kaimuki resident (Wilhemina Rise), I find these photos poignant and priceless.

How I appreciate such comments!

Ah, yes, the Kaimuki photos. Here’s a sample.

Waialae at 11th Avenue

We lived in Kaimuki from September 1969 through about May of 1978, most of that time in a 4th floor apartment in what was then known as the Circle Jade Apartments.

For those interested, here are a few different sets of pictures I’ve previously posted from that period.

The View from Kaimuki: 1969

Kaimuki Community Park – December 1970

9th Avenue, Kaimuki – c. 1972

Marlo at dawn

Sunday morning. A few clouds. A brisk wind whipped up the surface of the ocean. The sun was just making its appearance from behind Koko Head and Koko Crater. I had fallen behind the rest of our small morning group to take a couple of pictures.

And Marlo was sticking close to me, hoping that a snack-size dog biscuit might suddenly appear out of my pocket.

His person was already quite a ways up the beach, but Marlo was focused on me. I did eventually offer him a treat, but not till later in the walk.

By the way, he is a very cute dog, and an effective beggar.

Tomorrow is the Kuhio Day holiday in Hawaii. Tuesday is the memorial service for my sister. The following week, I’ll be tagging along while Meda attends the Pacific Sociological Association annual conference in Portland, Oregon.

And so it goes.

March 26, 2017

Feline Friday is here again!

Toby welcomes you to this week’s Feline Friday!

Mr. Toby

It’s been a relatively uneventful week in our feline household. No vet visits. Little squabbling. Lots of afternoon sun.

We are trying to break up the boredom of being inside cats by bringing out the cat toys at least a couple of times a week, and offering catnip now and then. I think kittens have an easier time indoors because they’re always playing. Our geriatric cats don’t go into play mode on their own very often. Annie will turn on her afterburners every now and then for a run from one end of the house to another, and Romeo regularly makes a pest of himself to get me to either feed him or play with him. Beyond that, it’s mostly eat and nap. Hence the number of photos of cats curled up or splayed out in various parts of the house.

–> See all of this week’s Friday Felines!

Sunrise on the Spring Equinox (photo)

Spring is now officially here. Well, technically speaking at least. Although, I should add, we don’t have much of spring as a season here in Hawaii.

This is about the beginning of the traditional dry season, with the wet months returning along about October or so.

But the weather in recent years has been anything but usual. Last year’s many tropical storms during the “dry” months brought lots of rain around the state, so it’s a bit hard to say what the new “normal” is going to be.

But we had a beautiful morning to lead the way. I think you’ll agree. By the way, I love the way the light makes those little puff clouds jump out of the photo!