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Aloha all.  This is another in a series of distraction diaries that serve no grand purpose, other than to provide a brief respite from the stresses of the day and the battles being fought.  I hope you enjoy it.


The sky to the southeast lit up dramatically.

The shoreline in this area is an old uplifted coral reef.  It erodes into nasty spikes and sharp ridges.  You don't want to fall down here.

One more of these.

White-Rumped Shama or Shama Thrush, Female.  She likes standing on one leg.

Her mate, the more boldly colored male. These are alien species introduced from SE Asia to Hawaii.

I am going to dig back into the archives and post some photos from my trip to Botswana last year.  I got back almost exactly a year ago today.

Young male lion on the road.

A pied kingfisher repositions a small tilapia for swallowing by tossing it in the air.

A lazy leopard in evening light.

A malachite kingfisher clings to a papyrus stalk.

Mama leopard resting.

Her baby

The ultimate speedster, a male cheetah surveys the morning from a termite mound.

We will finish with what is always a favorite... the psychedelic lilac-breasted roller.

I hope you have enjoyed this little journey to other lands.  Please feel free to post your photos and, as always, be good humans.


Baobab Sunset

Originally posted to Haole in Hawaii on Tue Jun 02, 2009 at 05:41 PM PDT.



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