1-24  The First Twenty-Four
25-48  The Second Twenty-Four
49-72  The Third Twenty-Four
73-96  The Fourth Twenty-Four
97-120  The Fifth Twenty-Four
121-144  The Sixth Twenty-Four
145-168  The Seventh Twenty-Four
169-on  The Eighth Twenty-Four

49  Pure Michigan
50  Ah, Youth
51  Unlikely Friend
52  Golfballogy
54  Before/After Squared
55  Hawaiiana 1
56  Hawaiiana 2
57  Hawaiiana 3
58  A New Outlook
59  Hawaiiana 4
60  Crash Dummy
61  Dogs, Boards, Kids...
62  Photographic Treasures
63  Hawaiiana 5
64  My Comb is Crooked
65  Call Me A Doctor
66  Hawaiiana 6
67  Home for Christmas
68  Led By Words
69  Pono Bowls
70  Poppy Tour
71  An Invitation
72  Wunderkammer I




These things may not be unique to Hawaii, but they sure are prevalent.  I think they all qualify as Hawaiiana.

Artistic abandonment

Real abandonment

Cars recycled as artwork …

… or just allowed to compost

A few years ago Maui County didn’t do a very good job with junked vehicles.  People would just abandon them and they went through predictable stages.  They would be tagged with a warning.  A few days later the wheels would disappear.  Then the windows would be broken and often the car was burned and left to rot.

More recently, cars are mostly picked up and recycled, but in remote areas you can still see instances of abandonment – some creatively.


Stuart with the chicks

Chick, chick, cat

^ Cluck, cluck, meow


Our feral chickens learned everything they know from feral young men and then passed it on to our feral cats


< Stuart always attracts the chicks

Some parts of the state are overrun by feral chickens and little is done about them – they are just part of the environment.  Feral cats on the other hand are aggressively managed.  Organizations and individuals capture, spay/neuter, and release, but you will still find significant populations.



Kaho'olawe heiau

Ordnance display on Kaho'olawe



Heiau atop Kaho’olawe

Informational display on Kaho’olawe

The island of Kaho’olawe, just a few miles west of Maui, was populated in ancient times and has remaining artifacts of religious and cultural significance.  This heiau at the high point of the island absolutely exudes that culture.

In more recent times Kaho’olawe was used for target practice.  It has been cleaned up a lot, but some ordnance remains (see samples on display).  The island has no water and almost trivial rainfall, the land is not arable, and there are no permanent residents.


2009 UH VB graduates

2010 UH VB graduates



2009 UH Rainbow Wahine VB Seniors

2010 UH Rainbow Wahine VB Seniors

The University of Hawaii has a very strong women’s volleyball program.  The venue has seating for about 10,000 fans and they turn out 5 to 7,000 for regular conference home games.  On Senior Night the graduates enjoy the aloha and appreciation of the fans who literally cover them in leis, flowers and gifts.  In 2011 the girls had a 31-2 record, getting to the final 16 in the NCAA tournament.


Beach with rules

Falling cows warning

^ Falling cows

The road to the summit goes through open range land and signs warn of “Falling cows” and “Invisible cows”

 Hang loose

Beaches have a few rules and regulations to protect those who enjoy them

< Danger Beach



Beach art



Midwestern tourists miss their snow

Beach creativity

You never know what might turn up on the wonderful beaches!



Orion - mama Hawksbill

^ Orion – mama hawksbill sea turtle

Orion left four nests on Maui in 2004 - see and read the entire story of nest 4 on my website http://www.sandinfamily.com/gallery/2004-hawksbill-htm/gal-hawk-all.htm

The first of 185 babies from nest 4 in 2004 >

Hatchlings erupt

Myrna got there just in time to smooth a nice path from the nest to the ocean, but of course the direction wasn’t quite right for the finicky babies, so they started flipping over into the footprints.  With minimal human assistance, a total of 185 hatchlings made it to the water.  Perhaps 5 or 10 survived the predators awaiting a feast in the ocean.  We hope that at least one will grow up and eventually come back to Maui to nest!


Cycad with two fruits

Cycad with drooping fruits


A cycad with 1 mature pod & 1 immature

The same cycad a few weeks later



This is one of the sights that I enjoy every morning during my walk.  I have watched it grow two of these seed pods and I can’t wait for the next development.  Will the pods open?  Will the gardeners remove them?  Will animals or insects (or humans) try to harvest them?  Stay tuned!


My thanks to Judy Edwards, who was the source of a number of pictures in this Hawaiiana series.  To follow her adventures, see her blog at http://www.maui.net/explore-maui/green-maui/?ck=15.

I can only hope that you who read these missives get some fraction of the entertainment out of reading them that I get out of putting them together.  Once again I wasn’t sure when to quit with this one.  The topic would probably fill a book and I have a feeling another chapter will come along in the future.