Search for:

2fer Friday!


They were coming at me from the front, the back and the sides, as you can see by looking through my dirty windshield and my rearview mirror. You can also see my fingers holding the camera!

Project Looking Through originated at here at a blog called Regular Life, and is the brainchild of Mark.


Waikiki Beach — the sun sinks a cruise ship skims the horizon. Both the reduced visibility and the pink sunset comes to us courtesy of Kilauea Volcano on (Hawaii) the Big Island.

Surfers frolic in the setting sun. Though the majority of them headed in, there were die-hard surfers still on the water when OC and I quit the beach at about 9:45 last evening.

This was the last moment before the sun sank into the cloud bank. Two young men stand on the seawall (which protects part of the beach from the riptide and makes it safe for all swimmers). Beyond the seawall surfers and their boards dot the water like shark fins.

SKY WATCH comes to us via Wigger’s World, in the United Kingdom. Thanks, Tom!

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. Stunning post.. nice to you you doing both together…
    You views are very good again this week and will have folk wanting to come over there on the next flight for sure…

  2. Now, when I saw the first photo I thought to myself: “Now, there’s something worth to be seen … back mirror with photo and a lovely sky ahead” …

    Little did I know that afterall you were taking us to the beach … had I known that and I would have brought swimming suit and my board!

    Great ones.

  3. that heavy traffic really makes the first photo! and i may be blind but i don’t see any fingers there

    and the sunset on the beach is stunningly beautiful.

  4. Ellen — I hope to ber there before the day ends — keep in mind I’m at the end of the world.

    Tom — I have people lined up ready to check into my guest room ….

    Quintarintino — the beach here is a bit crowded. The local surfers keep their beaches hush-hush.

    Anne — thanks! The volcano helped.

    John — well, the scenery is amazing so it doesn’;t take much.

    Polona — go back and look closely at the left hand side of the rear view mirror and you will see my right hand, french manicure and all.

    Pernille — the volcano (three islands away) helped paint the colors.

    Daniel — thank you.

    Luke — I saw two surfers collide this morning, but didn’t have my camera ready. Shame on me.

  5. Oh my…all the photos are beautiful! SkyWatch, Hawaii…mouth hanging open here…wow! PLT…great shot while driving LOL!!

  6. The PLT shot here is a first — two different look-throughs in the same photo. Nicely done, and thanks for joining us.

    I might have to consider this Skywatch Friday project. Hmm…

  7. Front and back. Very cool. I love the sky through the front. The blue tint on the windshield is like a built in polarizer!

  8. Debbie — I was not driving. Traffic was paused for the moment.

    Mark — well, when inviting oneself to a party, shouldn’t one bring an appealing gift?

    Robert — the blue tint on the windshield is a polarizer! I purchased the car in Las Vegas and the windows came with a heavy duty solar protection.

  9. The stages of the sunset are stunning. Very peaceful and relaxing and the colours are beautiful. It must be lovely and warm at 9.45pm to still have people in the sea then. A proper little bit of paradise!

    The ‘looking through’ contrasts sharply with the beach. The other face of Hawaii? Crowded, busy, bustly and a very good shot taking in the front and rear views. Great perception.

  10. Cath — day temps (Fahrenheit) are usually in the mid to high 80’s. Night temps are usually in the mid 70’s to low 80s. The sea temp stays about 78 degrees. It’s lovely.

Comments are closed.