Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Real Captain.




Actually the boat is on auto pilot mode.  Soon after this shot, we got flagged down by the French coast guard for not putting up the French flag instead of our Texas flag, and drinking while operating the vessel.  No fine nor anyone got arrested for this!  I just drank out from a cup after that,

Another Flower


 
As usual, I have no idea what kind of flowers these are but I thought they looked just weird enough that I would take a few photos.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Foggy evening in Hardy Bay

A blanket of fog slides into Hardy Bay at the end of another Fall afternoon. 

The tourists are gone and the rain has returned, a faint smell of wood stove smoke is on the air... Home Sweet Coastal Home!

Fall Colors

 
Kind of reminds me of a sunset.
 
 
A close up look of the center of the flower.
 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A room with a view

 
Amidst the chaos of this summer my wife and I went back and forth about moving to Maui and living out the rest of our lives there. At one point we had decided to make the move and then we changed our minds and then we changed again and on and on until we finally decided that because of family and some other minor things we were destined to be mainlanders for another decade or two.
 
With that in mind we found a new house in Kansas that gave us the room that we wanted/needed and the comfort of a home in the country, away from the hussle and bussle of the city. We've been here about three weeks now and even though the move almost killed me I'm glad we made the move. Never again though. If we do go to Maui we will sell everything but my cameras and go.
 
This photo is from our living room looking out at the early morning sunrise with a little fog on the prairie.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Oahu sunset silhouette


This picture is definitely Ron's fault... :)  I took this picture from the parking lot at the Waikiki Zoo.

More from Maui



I blame it on Paul. I've been trying to be good and not post a bunch of Hawaii photos but Paul just had to put up his wall art photos so I started daydreaming about Maui again.
 
I've think I've posted different versions of both of these shots before. These were both taken along the Road to Hana and the bottom photo is an HDR image of five bracket shots.

"The Birds"




I almost titled this post "Duck and cover"...

Lots of Seagulls in Hardy Bay feasting on the salmon eggs that the recent rain has washed out of the river. 



Friday, October 17, 2014

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The end of a day

 
The tide has gone out, the last little bit of the sun light is disappearing and my cocktail glass is empty. A perfect ending to a great day in paradise.
 
Well, maybe just one more cocktail!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Last of the Oahu wall art




I saved the best for last!

Sailing into the sunset


Just another one of those ho-hum sunsets in Maui.
 
And if you believe that I have this bridge...


Monday, October 13, 2014

More Oahu wall art





More wall art or murals from the same area as my previous post.





Museum at Prairiefire


I found this is awesome building in a suburb of Kansas City while out and about celebrating my son's birthday. It is the Museum at Prairiefire of Natural History. We were limited on time and we had all three kids, which were tired from all the morning events, so we didn't get a chance to go in and explore. We did walk around and explore the outside of the building. The top photo is a 10 shot panorama shot vertically to get as much detail in the photo.  




Sunday, October 12, 2014

Hello From Paris




Bobbing for....

 
...well, just bobbing in the water.
 
A Maui sunset from the beginning of a wave.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Oahu wall art





Found these two tasteful wall artworks while out exploring in an area seldom visited by tourists on our last trip to Oahu.