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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Clean...


Elliott squeaky clean. I think I need to work on his hair....

Godiva...


Govdiva brownies with drizzled chocolate. Mmmm....mmmm....

Mo'o...


This mo'o was Sunning himself on a piece of warm rusty metal...

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Drill Team...






The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Motorcycle Drill Team performed at the Kamehameha Day Parade this year. They were very cool with precision maneuvers and sirens blaring and lights flashing. My heart almost stopped at first when I saw them coming because my vehicle safety check was expired...

Practice...


Here Elliott practices his violin in the afternoon Sun...

Tiny...



These blossoms are really tiny. This is the first time I have inspected them up close after decades of passing them by. I've obviously been missing out big time...

'Ahu'ula...


'Ahu'ula o Mailelani by the beautiful Mary Lou Kekuewa...

Halema'uma'u...





Visitors to Halema'uma'u Crater at Kilauea Volcano on a beautiful Moku o Keawe kind of day...

Kahili...


Beautiful feather work to make kahili at Bishop Museum...

Lua...






Some serious lua moves at Bishop Museum during the Hawaiian Hall rededication...

Hulu Kupuna...


Kupuna Kekuni getting his point across to the news media as only he can...

Pepe...


Another cute kanaka 'oiwi baby at the Huaka'i Pono...

Sanitizing...



The Farm Fair Petting Zoo provided hand sanitizer for worrisome responsible parents to clean their hands and the hands of their children to make sure no pony, Llama, goat, cow, pig, chicken, rooster, horse or people bugs followed them home...

Lawai'a...

Kiddie pool fishing at the Farm Fair Meadowgold Exhibit...

They corralled the goldfish to make them more accessible. I remember catching fish like this when I was a child. They give you a paper net which gets weaker and weaker the longer it stays in the water. If you take too long, the fish will tear right through the net and escape...

If you are quick, but not too quick such that the water pressure breaks the wet paper, you can catch a fish...

They bag the fish for the lucky kids...

Clean water goes into the bag...

Next comes some oxygen to fill the rest of the bag so the fish will survive the trip home...

A rubber band seals the deal...

For many children, this is their first pet. And the pride and satisfaction of having caught it yourself only sweetens the deal...

Now to convince mom and dad to stop by Foodland for some Panko breadcrumbs, oil and tartar sauce...

Friday, August 28, 2009

Bitten...



First love. For Koa. What else can I say. Except daddy will be there to pick up the pieces of his fragile soft loving heart...

Glowing...


Beautiful new bride Kanoe and her two beautiful daughters at Kualoa on a bright Saturday morning...

Manu Mana...


Jerome caught Manu blowing his pu to kahea the ancestors. That little shell can blast quite loudly under his direction...

Busy...


I was going to offer this gentleman in need some money but he was too busy writing his message on his cardboard and then the traffic light changed. Maybe next time...

Play...


Koa playing with his classmates late this afternoon before his 3rd grade Open House...

Ho'okupu...




Bruddah Sam Gon offering an oli and la'au as a ho'okupu at the Hawaiian Hall rededication ceremony...

Mea Hawai'i...


Beautiful poi pounders at Bishop Museum. Kaua'i style stirrup, ring and traditional knobbed. I can imagine the kupuna's hands gripping the pohaku as they pounded and mashed the kalo to feed the kino, body, and 'uhane, spirit, of their 'ohana...

Adornment...



The lei and kupe'e of the kupuna kahiko. Turtle shell. Whale tooth ivory. Boar tusks. Dog teeth. Human hair. Natural beauty...

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Kaneikokala...




Beautiful true story. Pa'a. Such are the ways of Hawai'i...