I’ve felt the urge to blog again, but it hasn’t been strong enough to pull me away from the farm work at our home here on Hawaii island. So much to do here, and we are in the middle of Macadamia nut harvest season and with four acres of trees to take care of, and keeping up with the maintenance and repairs around here, I seem to have little time. All that and keeping up with my job at Automattic (WordPress.com).
We did get out for a trip today to Waipio Valley today. The weather was misty and overcast, but that only seems to add to the beauty of this place. The road down into the valley is very steep and only four wheel drive vehicles are allow to make the trip. Glad I have one. Here are a few shots from our trip, and a couple thrown in as a bonus from our home in Holualoa on the west side of the island, south of Kailua-Kona. Life is really, really good. 🙂
I may be nearing the point of wanting to blog again although I wouldn’t hold my breath, just in case it is just heartburn. 🙂
In the meantime, here are a couple of images from Big Bend Park in west Texas.
Big Bend Park in west Texas
Rio Grande River in Big Bend Park, Texas
I broke down and added a photo galleries section (see top navigation tabs), and will start going though my photos and getting the best of the best into the gallery pages. I’ve still got a lot of 4×5 film transparencies from trips to Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons that I have not yet scanned, but I have a lot that I’ve taken with my digital SLR from other trips, although most of them are still in “raw” file format so they have to be processed.
So, check back over the coming weeks to see what’s new in the Galleries.
I though I would share this with everyone. I took a couple shots of the eclipse tonight with my digital. The last eclipse had more color in it, this time it was a little brownish. It probably would have been better if I was up on top of the mountain, but I simply didn’t plan for it. This was taken from my front yard.
Having Coyote as one of my spirit helpers, I always want to howl at the moon, but when there is an eclipse, the urge is even stronger.
If you hadn’t had time to notice, the skies cleared considerably today and from the reports this morning things are looking up. I drove up to the roadblock southwest of the town of Big Horn this evening and chatted a little with the man stationed there. He, along with four others have been working the barricade since the fire started, and suspects they will be pressed into service on the Bone Creek fire soon. It was just before sunset, and I’ve always been drawn to these rock formations east of Little Goose Canyon. This is another stop on my photographic journeys once the fire is out and the public is once again allowed back into the area. I’ll have to find out if I can access it from public land, or if I’ll have to get permission from landowners in the area. Does anyone out there know off hand?
Before the fire, I had started a post on methods of perception, and tomorrow I’ll see if I can finish it up and get it posted. For those of you wanting information about the progress on the Little Goose Fire, I’ll keep that up as well.
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.