In 1959 a dramatic and violent eruption turned Kilauea Iki at Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park into a cauldron of lava with fantastic fountains of fire shooting skyward. A hike across Kilauea Iki crater is a walk into the heart of … Continue reading
Archeoastronomy is the study of the beliefs and practices concerning astronomy that existed in ancient and prehistoric civilizations. The meanings of the sky vary from culture to culture. The sun, moon and stars above mattered to our ancient ancestors. The … Continue reading
Holualoa, 28th of May photo The summer solstice occurred on June 21st this year. There comes a day, a point where the sun stops it’s yearly northern progression. I can see that point, a narrow peninsula from my lanai. It … Continue reading
Looking Up During sunset on May 26th, three planets formed a bright cluster in the western sky known as a Dance of the Planets. The celestial show peaked on Sunday when the trio appeared as a bright triangle of light … Continue reading
This has been an interesting week with two important news reports about the environment being published. Both are reports about a first – one bad, one good. The First report from Hawaii could affect every living thing on the planet. … Continue reading
We have all of the water we will ever have on the planet but it is expected that by 2025 one half of the world population will face water vulnerability and shortage. Drought in the western United States and Australia … Continue reading
The Built Environment The internal dialog that occupies my mind is about art in the environment, both native and man made. I find art in the organic and geometric shapes and sizes and color and texture that form the environment.