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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. At first I thought it was another theme picture. I was guessing gates of heaven.
    But it was just a texture. I need to rest my mind. It is over active.

  2. That is a great picture for pattern. Very interesting.

    regarding you comments to my post, if you were to come visit, I’d take the blinds down. My husband is a lark like you, but my girls are nighingales like me. Would love for you and OC to visit if you get to the mainland.

  3. Indrani — thank you!

    Dr. John — here I will only ask you to guess on Mondays. I have ideas lined up for the next 6-7 weeks.

    Nessa — sorry! 🙁

    Amber — how about we compromise and just open the blinds? As to visiting — have you any idea as to the price of tickets off and on this rock?

    Melli — there are some gorgeous buildings here. I am about to leave the house for a full day of fun and sum with my friend Mo. We’re going to take The Boat into town and maybe visit the Palace. I’ll see you tonight!

  4. love the textures. i would perhaps try to narrow the field to avoid the ‘thing’ in the left bottom corner and the palms, although they give a perspective to the shot

  5. This looks a lot like the newest egg I’m working on. It’s a pretty ambitious one.

    I can’t decide if I like it as a building though. It reminds me of this one building from my childhood that I always thought was ugly. It’s too ostentatious.

  6. hhhmmm… if I brought some climbing rope… well, might not even need rope, but if I did, would a nice chianti and some fava beans be waiting at the top?

  7. Jientje — that’s what it reminds me of as well.

    Juliana — I wanted all the contrasts in the photo. That is so much what the business of Waikiki is like. One just doesn’t know where to look or how to take it all in.

    David — darn — I wanted a mango pun!

    Brig — I feel pretty ambivalent about the looks of this building as well, but I do LIKE it, because it is a very noticeable landmark in a sea of concrete.

    Holly — and none of them yellow.

    Carletta — so am I. Why don’t you come to Hawaii and we can put our heads together and bluff our way into on of the offices.

    Sauerkraut — no, but at the bottom there is a lovely sidewalk bistro that you’ll land in when you slip and fall.

    Andrew — thanks!

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