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The View From Lunch

We were at the Makaha Valley Golf Club sitting on the lanai enjoying the breeze, the view, each other and a couple of exquisite sandwiches. I took some photos of the birds, then I turned back and looked over my shoulder at the building. The reflection in the windows was picture perfect and I have always wanted to take a picture of perfection, so ….

(with, perhaps, a couple of slight flaws)


I have not forgotten you, but I am busy typing my story AND preparing a sermon. (Pastor is out of town.) I have convinced OC to sing a solo. I doubt I will get to video tape it — or that he would allow me to publish it if I did.

Tomorrow I have a luncheon in town. Saturday OC has a concert at Pearl Harbor on the USS Missouri (yes, I’ll take pics), and Sunday I am leading worship at church and attending a party straight after (if I am still invited). I hope all of you are enjoying your summer as well!

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. Great photo! I love perfection….seeking it always…finding it seldom. Been very busy lately and no time to write, love reading yours, though.

  2. Perfection is hard to find. *nods* I’ll keep looking… maybe I’ll find it at the beach next week. I bet your sermon will be perfect too! šŸ˜‰ So sorry I’ll miss it.

  3. I’ll pray your message inspires!! the box is in the mail as they say. None the less I love you and insist you continue loving me! C

  4. I came this close (meaning very close) to booking a trip to Hawaii for the first week of August. Actually, it was confirmed but I called to cancel it today. That was hard. Airfare is just way too high right now. And we have other trips planned. It was just going to be too much. So I’ll have to keep experiencing it through your pictures. šŸ™‚

  5. That is a great reflection. It took me a minute of figuring to decide if you were inside looking out or outside looknig in.
    What will you be preaching on?
    And how is your word count going for your summer writing project?

  6. Sounds like you are indeed keeping busy… seem to have quite a social life…. :):) Parties and gatherings…….fun, huh! Lots of perfect pictures there in Hawaii. Always love the beauty of the ocean and the flowers……I guess just about every direction you look, is another great picture.

  7. Wow…busy girl you are! This is an outstanding reflection! Agree with Nea though, everywhere is gorgeous where you are šŸ™‚

    Good luck with the sermon and look forward to Pearl Harbor photos!

    Have a great weekend and remember to rest in between engagements!

  8. Your life is full and rich in the important things. Enjoy my friend, embrace the beauty. Sincere wishes for every happiness!!!

  9. Dr. John — you mean perfection really exists? Oh dear. I’ll have to start trying harder ….

    Amber — my hits have dropped so low I am not certain why I am posting. I could email the few friends I have left.

    Doug — thank you.

    Carletta — thank you.

    SN — thank you.

    Melli — I’ll post it sometime next week. Then it will be there for whenever you have time to read.

    Caryl — it never occurred to me to stop loving you. Should it have? What have you done now?

    Robert — Hawaii will still be here when your budget allows.

    Jules — Discipleship. AND, I don’t know my current word count. IT isn’t much more than what it was, but not because I haven’t been working. I showed my story outline to OC and he started “What if-ing”, and my whole story is going in a new, much more exciting direction. PLUS, the time spent on my sermon is time spent writing.

    Mar — thank you. I should have combed my hair though.

    Nea — the social life thing only happens in the summer. The luncheon in town is with OC and his colleagues — the celebration of a friend’s tenure.

    Haley — I guess I’ll rest while I am at the computer sorting photos ….

    Pauline — thank you. REcent events in your life have reminded me to seize the minutes. One never knows how many there will be.

    Juliana — my camera is my ever presant friend.

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