Amoeba and the Quill are in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island. He gets to work everyday in a laboratory with his algae specimens and a microscope. She is having to enjoy the beaches, shoreline drives, and beautiful scenery. I know it seems unfair, but she is making do.
Humpy's Big Island Ale House
They went out to dinner the other night and walked back to the condo together along Ali’i Drive. She took a couple of photos of the sunset.
In the morning, Thom came by with his new camera. He said he wanted my help, but really, he didn’t. I showed him the button to turn his flash on and off, and I showed him how to make his macro setting work. I also showed him where to find the index in his camera manual. [rolls eyes] Mostly he just showed off his camera.
Thom taking a photograph of me taking a photograph of him.
After Thom left, I made toasted cheese sandwiches for lunch and got ready to go to the Island Wide Handbell Choir Workshop. I was at the workshop from 12:30 to 4:30 and while I was there I learned how to be an even better ding-a-ling.
After the Handbell Workshop, I made a dash to Safeway for yummies, then I went by Amoeba’s office and collected him, and we went to Kuli’ou’ou Beach Park to join Thom and company at their pretty-darn-regular weekend picnic. We had a lovely time talking and eating and laughing. I am pretty certain Thom has some hilarious photos to share.
These photos are of the park, but I actually took them Friday evening when Amoeba and I walked down to the beach and enjoyed the sunset.
Maunalua Bay Sunset
This photo was taken not too long after the sun began to set. The birds are egrets flying in to find their night roosts.
Sunet Over Paiko Lagoon
This was among the last photos of the evening, as the sun swiftly sank into the sea. Paiko Lagoon is part of the bird sanctuary adjacent to Maunalua Bay & Kuli’ou’ou Beach Park.
After dark we enjoyed the gentle ocean breeze and a lively group of ukulele players who exhausted every Hawaiian tune ever written and then regaled the park with Christmas carols. We especially enjoyed the Elvis impersonator. No pics of them though, the shade they were in hid them from the camera.
Tomorrow morning we have to be to church by 9:00 a.m. because of my Sunday School class. At 10:00 a.m. I have bell choir rehearsal (yes, more) and at 10:30 the worship service begins. The beginner’s handbell choir (that’s my group) is playing the prelude. After church, Amoeba has choir practice.
After choir practice we are going to Gigi’s to meet several other local bloggers and have a lovely lunch. I think it is very generous of Gigi to plan and host this gathering. We are very much looking forward to the afternoon.
After Gigi’s party we have to return to church because I am speaking at the 5:00 p.m. service. If you return to this blog at 5:00 p.m. HST, I have set the message to auto-post, so you can read what I am sharing with the congregation. (Dr. John, I do believe it is God’s message. It certainly isn’t what I thought I was planning to write about — this is just what emerged from my keyboard after all the study and prayer — and you probably know even better than I that even though I very carefully wrote this out word-for-word, it may not be exactly what emerges from my mouth tomorrow.)
Finally, after church we will come home and put up Punny Monday — which isn’t half as hard as it’s been the last two times — and then I can have a nice long nap!
So now you all know why you’ve not seem much of me today, and won’t see much of me on Sunday!
Robert from, Thoughts of a Father, is hosting, Show Me, his first photo project. Rather than running with a theme for a week, Robert has a new photo request every day. Today he wants to see our favorite view from anywhere in our home.
I am rather partial to the view from my dining room / living room. The sliding glass door leads out to our tiny lanai, and a humongous view.