Tuesday, April 24, 2012
These are two varieties of "Shell Ginger." Obviously, the flower is in the shape of a shell. I prefer the ginger with the varigated leaves.
Boulders falling on houses have been happening too often recently. This is a steel net holding the rocks in place. I was talking to a home owner whose home abutted the side of the valley and she commented that she is afraid of rock-falls, and she didn't have any protection. I pray for her safety!
Nine holes of Golf, anyone? You better hit straight, because this course is pretty narrow, being in a valley and all! It's a private course, but, you can play for a nominal fee!
This must be a "stonefish," or this fish was staring at Medusa too long! HaHa! Nah, but, I think I cracked it up! Just a little levity, folks!
The park at the end of "Ala Aolani" (light of the heavens street), continues on as a hiking trail. It starts by the trees in the middle background. You can walk to the summit and then take the "stairway to heaven" down to Haiku on the windward side of the Island. (I wouldn't, too scared!)
Say what? No, I haven't the foggiest idea what this is? Scarecrow? Tool holder? All I know is that this was in their front yard. What do you think?
Okay, I'm sorry that I had to post three different maps to show my route today. I walked the entire length of the valley and turned around. I think I overdid at 4.9 miles. Sore and learning my lesson, I think that 3-4 miles should be my limit for the day. A Hui Hou (until we meet again), my friends!