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

145  Just Another Trip
146  Some Gates, Doors, Etc.
147  More Gates, Doors, Etc.
148  Shark Teeth
149  Shark Teeth - Bycatch
150  El Campo Santo Cemetery
151  Shadows
152  Rabbit-Ears
153  TV Shows That Never Were - 9
154  TV Shows That Never Were-10
155  TV Shows That Never Were-11
156  TV Shows That Never Were-12
157  Lahaina Noon
158  Hawaiian Personalities
159  Genealogy Kicks - III
160  TV Shows That Never Were-13
161  TV Shows That Never Were-14
162  Pono's Nutrition
163  More Nutrition
164  Pono in Nature - I
165  Pono in Nature - II
166  TV Shows That Never Were-15
167  Michigan Outlines Two
168  TV Shows That Never Were-16




I don’t pretend to understand what causes me to focus on various topics and share them.  Here are some classic and some not-so-classic photos, but all of them caught my attention.  Hope you will enjoy them!



Kids and animals    Kids and dogs


Kids and dogs enjoy shadows and sunshine.  



   Kid stomps shadows   Seniors take pictures


Kids and seniors play with and take pics of shadows.



A memorable house shadow 


Bar Harbor Sandin house casts a memorable shadow over a snow scene.



Dancing in the sun 


Classic Dancing in the Sun.



Palms in the Sunset 


Classic Palms in the Sunset.



Camels in the Sahara 


Classic Caravan of Camels in the Sahara.



 Jen and Stuart at the summit


Jen and Stuart on the summit – note the shadow on Stuart’s chin.



Mammatus clouds 


Classic mammatus clouds.



A shaft of light   Ferns on the blind 


A shaft of light through the entire condo.  Fern shadows at another time of year.



 Four Shadows logo


An eye-catching logo.






Do you recognize these two photos?  Are you familiar with the term “Lahaina Noon” or perhaps “solar noon”?


Lahaina noon   Lahaina noon 



Lāhainā Noon is a tropical solar phenomenon when the Sun culminates at the zenith at solar noon, passing directly overhead (above the subsolar point). The term Lāhainā Noon was coined by the Bishop Museum in Hawaii and is only used locally.


In the left photo, note the shadows under cars, but NO shadows around the posts.  This is because the sun is shining DIRECTLY upon vertical objects.  In the right photo, the vertical post has a flat sign resulting in a straight line shadow.


Hawaii is the only US state where you can experience this phenomenon.  It is complex and I encourage you to pursue it on your own.  Bishop Museum calculates the dates (one day in May and one in July) and places where it is visible.  Soon you will see the updated schedule for 2020 on the Bishop Museum site.  Click on Lahaina Noon and see you in Maui.






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