So, this is Salt Lake. Located in Honolulu, and NOT in Utah! In three overlapping, low profile tuff cones, we're in a bowl. The lake was 1.5km across, but very shallow. Fed by the freshwater springs and seawater seepages. With no outlet, water loss was mainly through evaporation, which made the lake very salty. It was so salty, that salt deposits formed around the shore. No longer the case since a tunnel was dug and provided an outlet. Very little of the lake remains and can be seen if you go to the County Club or partially seen if you go to the District Park. The highlighted areas are the path I accomplished today. The weather was beautiful, and I feel very lucky.
On my way, I ran into Jonathan Kajiwara. His yard was a garden of cacti. So many varieties, that I couldn't count. He and an contractor were digging all the beautiful cacti up! The city demanded that he get rid of the "dangerous" cacti since the sidewalk and the area beyond is city property. I am so SAD! I will miss walking past his beautiful creation. Here is the before and after picture!
He had this cute, little "Silky Terrier" that used to stand on the driveway and watch cars and people walk by. Her name was Gracie, and passed away about a month ago. She was 17 years old and a sweet dog. We would stop and talk with her everytime we passed. This dog was fiesty and made a neighbor's Doberman Pincher faint! She ran at him and nudged him and barked feverishly and the Doberman fainted dead away. The owner had to pick up his dog and take him away! I will miss Gracie.
This plant is all over the place! It is called, "Tiare." It is from the gardenia family and smells like gardenia. I passed by the bush and love smelling its fragrance. If you will be watching the "Merry Monarch Festival," see if you find some tiare in their hair or costumes.
Yup, these are yards that I passed. Beautiful, no? Hope I didn't overwhelm you! Until tomorrow! Aloha!