There was a layer of vog hanging over our side of the island this morning. It combined with the calm weather to produce a wonderful Kaaawa dawn. The WWII-era pipeline remnants in the photo below seem to stretch to the horizon, drawn to the warm glow of the morning sun.
So just click on the photo to see a few more images from our early morning walk.
Maka went missing yesterday in Kaaawa. He’s a big dog, and would be hard to hide. It you see him, let me know by leaving a comment here and emailing me, ian(at)ilind.net.
And keep your pets safe.
We started out early this morning, just a few minutes after 6 a.m., and the was the view by the time we got down to the beach. The clouds and the rain, which sometimes blow towards Kaneohe instead of back towards Kaaawa, were moving closer. Then we sort of tuned them out until the rain started. It didn’t take that long. It started raining just as we reached the farthest end of the beach and turned around to head home. Our umbrellas got a workout on the way home. And it’s still raining just before 8 a.m.
Alvie and Po used to live next door to us, but now are several blocks away. We sometimes go weeks without seeing them, but managed to connect a couple of times in the last week or so.
Alvie is a Shih Tzu with papers. Po is, well, Po. Both are extremely cute.
And they are here to introduce Part 2 of the April Dogs photo gallery, as promised.
–> Click here to see the rest of the dogs of April.
Okay, it’s true. I don’t give the dogs their full share of screen time. My only excuse is that the cats get jealous, and it’s too dark in the early morning to get many dog photos during half the year or more.
But now that the sun is rising earlier each day, it’s getting easier to turn the camera on the dogs we meet during our daily walks at dawn. There’s been some turnover, but no reduction in the number of canine friends.
I decided to break this next batch of dog pictures into two, figuring more people will actually look at the pictures if they’re presented in batches of 12 instead of one big gallery of 24.
So here goes, Part 1. The dogs are presented in the approximate order that we run into them along our route.
This is Mr. Boogie. He lives just around the corner from us. He used to be left out to unattended to sleep in the road and greet people passing by. Unfortunately, although he is a sweet dog, he is big. And he can scare people. And, on several occasions, he got picked up by the Humane Society for being out and about the neighborhood. So now he’s almost always properly restrained in his own yard. But, now and again, he’s out to greet us. Somehow Boogie is the only dog that manages to beg more than one large Kirkland biscuit. He’s that good a beggar. Really.
–> See all of today’s Kaaawa morning dogs (and stop by tomorrow for Part 2).
Here’s a brief Kaaawa horror story.
Those of you who don’t have Civil Beat on your regular daily reading list, you might want to check out my Hawaii Monitor column this week, “Frivolous Claim Over Sovereignty Snags Homeowner.”
It’s an odd story of an unexpected and obviously bugus title claim hitting a homeowner in Kaaawa just when the sale of his home was in escrow.
And it has drawn some criticism, which always makes things interesting.
In any case, click the link and check it out.
It was a gorgeous sunrise in Kaaawa this morning. Light wind. Calm ocean.
Just enough cloud cover to amplify the colors, not enough to dampen the dawn.
Two examples. Click on either photo to see a larger version.
The Kaaawa Community Association is holding it’s regular quarterly meeting tomorrow evening, Tuesday, March 12.
KA`A`AWA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION MEETING
DATE: March 12, 2013
TIME: 7:00 – 8:30 P.M.
LOCATION: KA`A`AWA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
The full agenda is available here.
This is a great opportunity to meet neighbors who share your concern about our Kaaawa community. The potluck isn’t elaborate. Just bring a little something to share.
We’re seeing more trash on the beach in Kaaawa that appears to be from the 2011 tsunami in Japan.
A few days ago, it was smashed parts of a boat. Today there was a large piece of net, too heavy to move without much more assistance, along with lots of plastic bits and pieces of various sizes, some up to 18 inches, others an inch or two across. Among it all was the bottle of Dove soap with the telltale label in Japanese.
So far, it’s just a nuisance. We’re worried, though, about the arrival of a more serious debris field.
It’s been a funny week. Cold mornings, lots of rain a couple of days ago, tapering off now. Cats getting fussy about being kept inside out of the rain.
But some beautiful dawns.
Please click to see larger versions of either photo.
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