Category Archives: Nature

A peek over the Pololū Valley

Big Island, Hawai’i. coordinates: 20°9′3″ N, 155°44′39″ W On the North Kohala peninsula past the quaint towns of Hawi and Kapa’au, after about 8 miles of lush, winding road Highway 270 dead ends at the overlook of Pololū Valley. The Pololū Valley … Continue reading

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Sunset sometimes

Location: (Ho lu ah lo ah) Holualoa Sunset sometimes is obscured by mist and rain. Such is life. If  somber clouds open a cathedral window above we are humbled, in awe. Such is life. A small ray of light can bring … Continue reading

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Four Birds, Sunset

Holualoa Four birds The vast ocean Sunset Happy Trails, Dohn  

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Jackson’s Chameleon

A Chance Encounter I’d been told that the elevation where I live in Holualoa on the Big Island is prime habitat for the Jackson’s Chameleon. Truth is I had never seen one around the property, that is until one day … Continue reading

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A Sign of Spring is the Plumeria Tree

Also known as the Frangipani. Spring, the sweet spring, is the year’s pleasant king; Then blooms each thing, then maids dance in a ring, Cold doth not sting, the pretty birds do sing. Cuckoo, jug-jug, pu-we, to-witta-woo! Thomas Nashe (1567–1601) … Continue reading

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Apiaries in ART

Beauty of Bee Hives. Through the ages artists painting scenes of rural life give reference to the association of humans and honey bees. Apiaries and domestic bee keeping can be traced back to the time of the pharaohs in Egypt … Continue reading

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Old Mountain Friends

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity…” ― John Muir Going to the mountains is certainly like going home for me. I lived in … Continue reading

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