Hawaii interlude: Laupahoehoe

Laupahoehoe diver
photo by Ballard Avenue

He gets no style points, but the water's fine on this fine day.

Hawaii interlude: Ka`i

photo by Ballard Avenue

Ka`i hangs out at the Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden. Sadly, there's no shortage of abandoned and feral cats in Hawaii. The lucky ones, like Ka`i, find a way to adopt people. He earns his keep patrolling the garden and charming visitors.

Hawaii interlude: Onomea Stream

video by Ballard Avenue

Stressed out? Come sit with us at Onomea Stream. Take a deep breath. Kick off your shoes. Swat mosquitoes. Ah, bliss.

Hawaii interlude: Beware

Beware Falling Coconuts
photo by Ballard Avenue

Even paradise has its dangers.

Hawaii interlude: Mordor

photo by Ballard Avenue

Halema`uma`u Crater, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Perfect for orcs.

Hawaii interlude: Surf's up

Surf's up
photo by Ballard Avenue

Surfers on Oahu's North Shore brag about the really big waves, but let's see them tackle the rock-strewn surf on the Big Island.

Hawaii interlude: ChooChoo II

photo by Ballard Avenue

Back in '05 we met ChooChoo and Shy, the cats at the Laupahoehoe Train Museum. We stopped by to see how the kids were doing, but they weren't there! The museum volunteer said they'd been adopted by some neighbors. But every train station, even a retired station-now-museum, needs a cat and luckily ChooChoo II showed up a few weeks ago. What a doll!

Hawaii interlude

We're off to the Sandwich Isles for a week. It's a family thing. Take my advice: Stash your favorite relatives in your favorite places.

Friday cat: Patience

photo by Ballard Avenue

Once again, it's to the vaults for our weekly cat. We had Fortitude a while back, now we must have Patience until I get out with the camera to meet more Ballard cats.

Hangin' around

photo by Ballard Avenue

He was just hangin' around waiting for something to happen.