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Quilly is the pseudonym of Charlene L. Amsden, who lives on The Big Island in Hawaii. When she is not hanging out with Amoeba, she is likely teaching or sewing. Or she could be cooking, taking photographs, or even writing. But if she's not doing any of that, she's probably on Facebook or tinkering with her blog.


  1. Nessa — I had a heck of a time choosing a prospective when I stopped to snap these pics — in a no parking zone at the end of a dead end street!

    Doug — I just picked what I liked ….

    Polona — thanks! That means a lot coming from you.

  2. that’s one shot, right? cropped and resized in different ways?
    it still works very well.

    oh, and i see you have discovered my alias 🙂

  3. Polona — that is just one photo cropped and resized in different ways. The final photo is the “mother” of all the others. I didn’t change any colors, so I don’t know why the sea is different in the top one. Can you explain that?

    And — what alias? (OC says to tell you I am not a proctologist and I can’t fix your alias.)

  4. Wow! What a view! I’d upload photos of what it looks like around here, but nobody wants to see photos of mountains covered in dead trees and brown grass.

  5. It really is all in how one perceives any given object or situation, isn’t it?

    Good photo, good idea to show these various ideas.

    I would like to point out that this appears to prove that the world is flat, however. I don’t see any curving.

  6. Mumma — how long since you’ve had any meaningful rain?

    TLP — the world is flat. Isn’t it?

    Mike — not during the 10 minutes I was parked beneath the huge “no parking” sign snapping a half-dozen photos.

  7. LOVE IT!!! What a great shot!!!

    Quilly — you give me FAR too much credit in the LOVE department! On Sunday I only have to list 7 things to be thankful for… Just wait til somebody starts a Wednesday Whiners meme — I could fill 50 slots easy!!! LOL!

  8. Polona — tell Juliana that if she posts here, my friends might come by to visit via her link.

    Melli — thanks. I risked a ticket for a shot of that view. I may even go back someday for more now that I know where there is non-restricted parking. And there’s lots I could gripe about, too, but in the long run the things I am thankful for have much more meaning.

    Kila — thanks and welcome!

  9. Had to click back to the source to see that tree. My eyes looked at this picture and saw the cross. Totally confused as to the comments. The pictures are lovely and I am happy that you are enjoying the sights and sound of the ocean. 🙂 Sure wish some welcoming flags danced in the breeze.

  10. Reminds me of the old song…lby the sea, by the beautiful sea. Also reminds me of my childhood when we used to do to Destin Fla for vacations. Ah, I can almost smell the salt air…

  11. Morgan — having never tried it, I couldn’t say. Feel free to come check it out.

    Pauline — I am loving Hawaii. I’ll keep my eyes peeled for some flag shots for you.

    Jill — fresh, crisp and clean!

    Brian — it varies from turquoise to blue and it is gorgeous.

    Lori — so is you posting on that post over here!

    Dr. John — thank you. I am pretty proud of me.

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