30 January 2017

In Search of the Winter

Fells Reservation, Massachusetts

Freezing morning. First Snow is long gone. Wiped out in a hurry. Frosty patterns on the trail. Crystals hold onto the ground. The Sun on the ascent. Glossy coats over ponds. All soon to disappear. I long for the Winter.

Fells: Freezing morning

Fells: Frosty patterns on the trail

Fells: Crystals hold onto the ground

Fells: Glossy coat. Soon to disappear.

Fells: I long for the Winter

24 January 2017

When Bubbles Make my Day

Fells Reservation, Massachusetts

Edging along Quarter Mile Pond. Grayness in waiting for the rain. Out of nowhere, there comes this Bubble. Floating in the air. Touching the Pond. Meets its Mirror Image. And then Puff! Disappears. Another coming. And Another. One More... Uplifting rainbow colors dance. A young couple over there. I smile. Thank you guys for the Show!

Fells: Out of nowhere, there comes this Bubble

Fells: In the air. Floating.

Fells: Rainbow colors. Touching the Pond.

Fells: Meets its Mirror Image

Fells: Standstill? Or It Seems?

Fells: Wandering Impressions

Fells: Embraced by Reflections

Fells: Relaxing on the other side

Fells: Thank you for the Show!

20 January 2017

Coral Sand follows Life

Makalawena Beach, Kekaha Kai State Park, Hawai'i aka Big Island

Walking along. Turquoise ocean in my eyes. Coral sand around my feet. Bits and pieces of corals and shells. Follows Life on Coral Reefs. Rainforests of the Ocean. They Make these beaches humans call Paradise. Today under threat from all the man-made ills that plague the world. Can they survive? Or NOT? No Coral Reefs. No Coral Life. No Coral Sand. No Paradise. I wonder?

Mahai'ula: Coral Sand around my feet

Mahai'ula: Bits and pieces of corals and shells

Makalawena: Coasting with lava cobbles

Makalawena: Into the Ocean

Makalawena: Looking while Walking. Inescapable.

Makalawena: Boundless. Lava Rocks lurking. From the Sky.

Makalawena: Standing in the Moving World

Makalawena: Gemstone in my hand

Makalawena: No footsteps

Makalawena: Turquoise in my eyes

Makalawena: Splashing in Style

Makalawena: Is It Sand? Or Turquoise? Or Dunes? Or Clouds?

Makalawena: Pushing It Upward. Toward the Clouds.

Makalawena: Green and Black. Expansive Blueness. Coral Reefs underneath.

Makalawena: Between Lava Field and the Ocean

Makalawena: Pohuehue. Trailing along Sand Dunes.

16 January 2017

Black Sand Comes and Goes

Honomalino Beach, Honomalino Bay, Hawai'i aka Big Island

On our way to visit the Beach some call Black Sand, others Gray Sand. Or Black-and-White. How about Multi Color? Hawaiian black sand beaches are born in explosive encounters between the lava and the ocean. Once the volcano dies out, black sand slowly disappears. Taken away by the ocean. Do mixed sands of Honomalino wave good-bye to black sand?

Honomalino: To the Beach. Noni leaves and fruits. Tropics Touch.

Honomalino: Queen of the Night. Unattended. Creates her own world.

Honomalino: On Her way to the Beach

Honomalino: There. Grayish Tints.

Honomalino: Here. Bluish Tints.

Honomalino: Multi Color

Honomalino: Arriving

Honomalino: Diffusing

Honomalino: Human Shelter. Twists and Turns. Belongs to Palms.

Honomalino: From the Ocean

Honomalino: Coming and Going

Honomalino: Uncertain Borderline

Honomalino: Between the Sand and the Ocean

Honomalino: Aloha!

Honomalino: Kiawe Green. Uplifts dark lava.

Honomalino: Life

Honomalino: Just Be Careful!

11 January 2017

First Snow

Fells Reservation, Massachusetts

Fells is asleep. In Winter Decorum. Whiteness...Gently curving rocks and boulders. Spreading over ponds and lower stories. Creating the center stage for shadows master play. Emerging Characters. Where is the trail? Sparkling dust flying in front of my boots.

Fells: In Winter Decorum

Fells: Delicate meets Delicate

Fells: Emerging Character

Fells: The Guardian of the Trail

Fells: All with Caps

Fells: Following Pjer's footsteps

Fells: The Center Stage for Shadows Master Play

Fells: Roping along

Fells: Bumpy Lower Story

Fells: Snow Balls. First to leave the trace.

Fells: Crossing Paths

Fells: Beech Leaves. Still There. Coloring.

Fells: Gently curving