Unfortunately I was stuck home again for most of the month. Still was able to get out and take a few photos but not many people around. Here are the best shots I made in July.
The strange thing right now is how empty so much of Oahu is. We're used to having about 27,000 visitors a day fly in to Hawaii and now we're only having about 400.
Here are some of the photos I've taken in April, including photos I took in Waikiki which was eerily quiet and dark.
Like many of you, I've been cooped up in my house most of the day, coping as best I can. But as we say here, "If you have to go through a crisis, better to go through it in Hawaii." Here are some of the best photos I've taken in March.
I always have a good time taking photos at the Punahou Carnival. Sometimes it rains during the carnival and turns the whole place into mud, but this time we had perfect weather. I spent two long days at the carnival and below are the better shots I took.
It's always great fun participating in the Chinese New Year celebrations at the Chinese Cultural Center in Chinatown. It's also super crowded. Last year I left a little late and it was so crowded I couldn't find parking anywhere. This year I went about 3:30 and found parking pretty easily. It was already crowded then but it was packed by 6. Lots of great opportunities to take photos with so much going on. Below are photos I took this past Saturday, January 18.
I've been wanting to go to Hallowbaloo in Chinatown for several years but never could work it out until this past October. Hallowbaloo is really Oktoberfest dressed up as a Halloween costume party. Most of the streets in Chinatown are closed and beer and food vendors line each one. When I left about 10pm the party was, according to the schedule, officially winding down but from what I later heard was only beginning to kick into high gear. Next year I'll have to come later and stay later.
In October, I had a chance to visit my daughter and son-in-law in Austin, Texas. Below are some of the photos I took there.
While organizing my late mother-in-law's estate, I decided to take photos of several objects that had been owned by her and other members of the family. Each one contains memories such as kitchen utensils that had been used by her mother in Mt. Victory, Ohio or a painted coconut that had been mailed from the New Hebrides by her fiance during World War II or a footstool that had been used for many years at their home in Southgate, Michigan. Some of these objects have been claimed by one family member or another but most of them have been donated to charity.