Diamond Head

Ella said I worked her too hard yesterday and she just wanted to kick back and relax.  She walked me to the door and quite happily waved good-bye as I drove away.  I figured she’d be back in bed before I cleared the block.

I figured wrong.  Imagine my surprise when Ella showed up at the office.  She’d caught the beach bus and came to Waikiki.  I asked her why she hadn’t ridden in with me, and she said she didn’t want to ride on the highway, she’d wanted the scenic tour.  Then she added that she shouldn’t have bothered, because the bus driver made her sit down and she couldn’t see out the window anyway.

So, instead of taking the highway home, I drove the beach road.  I didn’t let Ella stand up and look out the window either, but I did stop at the scenic look out on Diamond Head.

Ella Above Diamond Head Beach

Ella Above Diamond Head Beach

Ella said she didn’t care to climb down the bank to the shore.  I think she was just being polite since I was in my work clothes and dressed for an overly air conditioned office, not a bright, sunny beach.  Still, I know she enjoyed herself.  She certainly had an interesting view.

Ella At Diamond Head

Ella At Diamond Head

Yep.  That’s a dog on a boogie board.  He was looking for his next wave.

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Friday Sky Watch — Over Honolulu

Monday, the day of the flat tires, did not begin with great joy, but it ended peacefully. Sunburnt and exhausted from our weekend schedule, OC was running late.. When he finally made it out of the house, it was to discover the left front car tire flat. It had picked up a nail. He took the bus pass and meandered less than enthusiastically to the bus stop for a two-point-five hour commute to work. He left me to put in a call to roadside service.

The responding tow truck came all the way from the other side of the island, and took an hour and a half to arrive. He changed the left front tire, and checked the other three. “When did you last have your tires checked?” He queried. I told him it had been just a few weeks earlier when I’d had my oil changed. He said, “We’ll, this right rear one is seven pounds low. You’d better get it checked when you have the other one repaired.”

So I loaded the car with OC’s music gear, took the car to the shop and had two tires patched, and then my friend and I went to the movies. After the movie I met OC at work — surprising him with a Rueben Sandwich from his favorite sandwich shop — and went to his music rehearsal with him.

The Oahu Civic Orchestra rehearses at Chaminade University. I had been there previously and spent a lovely couple of hours sitting on a bench outside the rehearsal room talking to a King Toad and reading the newspaper. This time, camera in hand, I walked around a bit. Chaminade is built on a hillside and always when I am there, I look up. On this particular visit I turned around and looked down. Oh my …..

Diamond Head (mauka view)

Diamond Head

Honolulu at Dusk

Honolulu at Dusk

Honolulu at Sunset

Honolulu at Sunset

The concept for Sky Watch came from Dot and if you want to join up or to see other Sky Watch photos, please visit Sky Watch, a dedicated site for this growing meme, kindly hosted by Tom at Wigger’s World, Sandy Carlson from Writing in Faith and imac from imac’s photos from the mind’s eye.