Weekly Photo Challenge: Between, Or: Sunset In Maui

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Between, Or: Sunset In Maui

When I took this photo, I was struck by how the sun seemed to be moving between the horizon and a bank of clouds moving in from the right.

Travel Theme: Fresh, Or: Orange Raindrops

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Travel Theme: Fresh, or: Orange Raindrops

Nothing says fresh quite like raindrops on a flower. Taken at the Kula Botanical Garden on Maui.

Climbing Haleakala

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Climbing Haleakala

Haleakala is a massive dormant volcano that comprises about 75% of Maui. Its peak is 10,023 feet (3,055 m), so reaching it requires an epic, two hour ride from the beach up its long, windy slopes. You won’t notice the drastic change in altitude until you glance out a side window and realize that the town you left has become nothing but a speck. Along the way, you’ll drive through peaceful fields, parks, and forests, eventually reaching a point where there’s nothing but sparse vegetation, endangered species, and lots of rock. The lovely green countryside in this photo looks nothing like the summit.

Terrific Tuesday Trials: Alike, Or: Red Duality

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Terrific Tuesday Trials: Alike, Or: Red Duality

My grandmother – the one who died in Februaryloved gardening. My other grandmother, however, has a terrible track record when it comes to growing stuff. Imagine my surprise when she showed me these twin flowers. It’s hard to tell from the perspective, but each one is 6.5 inches in diameter!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Extra, Extra, Or: Make Peace, Not War

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Lahaina Peace Cropped

I found this bit of graffiti in Lahaina Harbor on Maui. I thought it was interesting by itself, but the catamaran sitting in the background gave it something extra.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Extra, Extra, Or: Koi And Flower

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Maui Koi Pond Edit

There are a lot of koi ponds on Maui, including the one at the entrance to the Grand Wailea. I had originally intended to take pictures of the small horde of fish, but then a small flower drifted into sight and gave the shot something extra.

Big Beach, Maui

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Big Beach, Maui

As its name implies, Big Beach is huge. Located in Makena State Park in southern Maui, it’s a fine example of the island’s beauty. I was lucky enough to visit it on a slow day. It was raining when I took this picture. Imagine how awesome it looks on a clear day!