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




Hope you aren’t getting sick of the subject matter – there are SO many things that I see here that just cry out to be included that I can’t seem to exhaust the topic.



HI Islands tank 

 Whale, water & aloha tank



The Islands

Whales, Water & “Aloha”



Tees and tanks - no visitor is allowed to leave Hawaii without at least one.  Above are some of the standard subjects.  Others include the “shaka” sign, “humuhumunukunukuapua’a”, various fish, turtles, petroglyphs, palm trees, surfers, boats, slippahs, corals, snorkelers and fishermen.





Konane board game

Kids playing Marco Pono



Konane game

Marco Pono



Ancient Hawaiians played a checker-like board game.  Some “boards” still exist, carved into the lava rocks.  These days, get a handful of kids in a pool and a boisterous tag-like game of Marco Pono is bound to break out.









Maui High Performance Computing Center

Advanced Electro-Optical System



Besides being a premier vacation destination, Hawaii has a very high tech side.  Maui is the home of the MHPCC (above left) which provides heavy-lift computing support to programs around the world.  Maui and the Big Island are the homes of a large array of world class telescopes including AEOS (above right), Keck, Subaru and many others.





King Kamehameha statue 

 Prince Kūhiō statue



King Kamehameha

Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana’ole



In the United States (of which Hawaii is one, in case you were unaware) only two holidays are observed in honor of royalty.  They are King Kamehameha Day on June 11 and Prince Kūhiō Day on March 26, both for famous Hawaiian leaders.  The statues of these men often sport some degree of decoration which maximizes on the holidays.





Marine debris

Wash up on 'Oahu

Photo by Cheryl King


An unattended Hawaiian beach…

…can gather almost anything



Cheryl King, the sea turtle lady, is also a caretaker of the beaches on the uninhabited island of Kaho’olawe.  The picture on the left is the debris that gathers there over a very short period.  The picture on the right shows typical wash up on a beach on the island of O’ahu.

See lots more about marine debris at Cheryl’s site http://www.sharkastics.org .





Tsunami debris after one year

 Wooden block debris tracking



Japanese tsunami debris 2012-03-11

Wooden block added to debris field



According to a model of the fate of the debris from the tsunami in Japan on 2011-03-11, the bulk of it lies well north of Hawaii after one year.  That model also predicts that the debris will hit North America, but much of it will bounce off to the south west and return to Hawaii about 5 years from the original event.  See the entire model run and read more about it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riNmxxd9nKw .

To learn more about debris movement, scientists have added hundreds of wooden blocks to the field at recorded coordinates and noted any large items nearby.  The hope is that finders will contact the University of Hawaii at Hilo with information about the location of the retrieval.  Each block carries a unique identifier as well as the request for information.





 Burning sugar cane

 Maui "black snow"



Morning burn of a cane field

“Maui snow drift” downwind of a cane fire



Although they have experimented with other means for preparing sugar cane for harvest, burning continues to be the preferred method.  A burn results in a spectacular blaze with a column of smoke and ash going high in the air before wind takes over and moves it across the island and out over the ocean.  Depending on the direction and speed of the wind and other factors, some fraction of the ash may drop out of the smoke before the column reaches the ocean.  I’ve never personally seen it as bad as it is in the above picture, but I have contended with Maui snow on my car, patio and window sills.





Bethany Hamilton 

 Michelle Wie



Bethany Hamilton

Michelle Wie



These two young ladies were born and raised in Hawaii and have both achieved worldwide fame.  Do you know their fields and stories?  Bethany Hamilton is a professional surfer.  She competed before and after losing an arm to a shark.  Michelle Wie is a professional golfer.  She has an impressive list of firsts in her field.  I won’t summarize their careers here, but if interested, I suggest that you look them up with your favorite search engine to learn more about each of them.



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.