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Could be….


an infant octopus, or a jellyfish polyp. Photo was taken about 10 days after the full moon, which is when jellyfish come close to shore to mate. Octopus are laid in eggs, which the mother “broods” for up to a year, then they all hatch at once. Google photo search only confused me more as to which this was…. this 1 1/2″ specimen was floating at about 3 feet in 6 feet of water, near Continue reading

I laughed out loud…

…and nearly ran off the road. A man was running along the side of the road, his BIG, floppy, fluffy dog on leash alongside…it looked like an untrimmed standard poodle. The dog’s cadence was….funny (as in weird-funny). I run 20 miles a week with two dogs in tow on a tandem leash. They have learned to run at my speed and adjust to my cadence, so I could see that this dog was not “a Continue reading

The best laid plans…

….get screwed up. I planned to go to the Valentine’s day 5k in Hilo, but was waylaid by an empty gas tank. As I filled it from the lawmower stash, I gazed at the sky…..the sunrise was AMAZING! The current high winds made incredible cloud formations: I scheduled a whale-watching sunset cruise as a surprise for DH for Valentine’s day. It was a fund raiser for Habitat for Humanity….2 hours with heavy Pupu, 2 drinks Continue reading

This might be a bad thing….

We went to the beach today. Had a great time snorkeling, enjoying a warm, sunny February day in Hawaii. We then decided to hit our favorite lunch place, The Ponds. We walked in the front door….and were greeted by Darryl, our usual waiter, who had seen us pull into the parking lot, had already poured our “usual” drinks, and handed them to us at the entryway. We are either 1. too predictable or 2. too Continue reading

And Chicken Little said….

RED!! RED!!! EVERYBODY RUN!!!! Well, that was my interpretation of the squawks anyway. Every day the 7 chickens get a treat of shredded carrot or lettuce (scraps from dinner the night before….) on a recycled white paper plate. Everyday they meet me at the door to their coop, anticipating, and some of them leaping nearly into my arms to get at the treat. Today I cooked my egg, toasted my toast, and reached into the Continue reading

I have decided…

….to let God do the leading! On Wednesday the choir rehearsed the hymns for this past Sunday. The recessional hymn was “I have decided to follow Jesus.” I was….disgruntled. “This is theologically flawed! We have no business singing this song here in a church where we believe we are saved by the grace of God, NOT by the decisions we make!” I was quite vocal…but Father Moki had chosen the song…so the song we would Continue reading