Monday, July 27, 2009

random Maui shot--flower with gecko

(Maui 2009)

When I snapped this photo of a beautiful flower at Wailea Beach I didn't notice the gecko.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

sunrise at Haleakala

Haleakala ("House of the Sun") volcano, Maui, June 2009

We arose at 3:30 in the morning and drove for an hour and a half up the slope of the volcano, arriving at 5:15 a.m. At an elevation of 10,00 feet, the sky was already light. At 5:45 the sun rose over the clouds. A group of local Hawaiians chanted in the day as we stood in awe and watched. An amazing sight!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

shadows on Haleakala

(Haleakala volcano, Maui, June, 2009)

These photos were taken at 6:30 a.m. after viewing the sunrise. Shadows are long at 10,000 feet. The bottom photo was taken 15 minutes after the middle one. You can already see the difference.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Maui sunsets

On occasion this blog veers away from the desert with photos of other beautiful places...

Maui, 2009