Saturday, May 30, 2020

Shortest post ever!

Today, my hubby and I decided to have me swim, then visit the Waikiki Aquarium, of which we are members. 

The swim was uneventful...but there were fish. And an eel. And bad visibility. And waves. But at least the water was clearer than last time and no waves mashed me about. Well, at least not until I tried to get out and ended up with a little rock puncture on my leg. But no biggie!

Here's what I saw:

 There were some other fish, but not worth reporting upon.
What is worth reporting is that even though the Waikiki Aquarium said on their info tape that they were open, THEY WERE NOT. Very disappointing. And there will be an angst-filled letter going out to them. After all, how hard is it to change their outgoing message?! Harrumph.

But I got to get wet and salty, so it's all good. We even got to visit a different Safeway, so that's good too. Stay safe!

No Kolea and a pink octopus!

I noticed at the beginning of May that I wasn't seeing any Kolea, those pretty Golden Plovers. My sweetheart advised me that they migrate to Alaska for the summer! Who knew? (Well, he did, apparently.) I miss them, but hope they got all that way safely.

So here's the fun story from this week:

Some kids nearby are sidewalk artists. They had done Lilo and Stitch, as well as a very nice geometric pattern on the sidewalk outside their home. Then, those disappeared and weren't replaced with anything. I thought: uh-oh. Perhaps they ran out of chalk.

So the next time we went out, I looked for chalk at the local craft store: no joy! Our next stop was the Long's drugstore, and I found chalk there. 

On my next walk, I took the chalk and prepared card and placed it outside the steps to their home. The card thanked them for the cool sidewalk drawings, told them I was afraid they ran out of chalk, and signed the card, Your neighbor, Karen. And the P.S. was: can you draw octopuses?

And I was rewarded:

A green octopus with pink eyes. A lavender octopus and a pink octopus!

As I was snapping photos, the Mom came out. We had a very nice chat about her kids. The pink octopus even had the correct number of legs! Very nice of them.

Following is a plant that is plenty curious.The black parts have the same shape as the pink, but wow what a difference. It occurred to me they might have bugs or a blight of some kind, so I left them alone. But I was mystified.

 nice clouds

I am not a fan of Google's new blogger formatting!

Seed pods


Pink plumeria and below, orchids.

 Octopus tree

See? Almost sugary

God's rays

Can you see that bit of white? It is a ship in the harbor. We don't get that way very often, so I have no idea what type of ship it was.
Saffron Finch allowing me to snap a photo.
Pearl City was getting some rain. Love that.

And these crazy cool flowers were still growing. Along with some kind of vine with white flowers.

Orchids. So pretty.
The ocean in the distance. I hope to be octosnooping today!

Pretty clouds

God's rays

Another pretty flower in jail.
These finches are so cute. They hop along, I think looking for seeds. Or maybe bugs.

Surveying its domain.
Droplets of water on the plants in the park.

I am still waiting for these pink flowers to open up.
Finch was joined by a few friends.

I still do not know what this plant is, but I do know it's pretty.
I found an odd fruit or seed pod.
I love these purple flowers. If you can get close, the petals almost look sugar-coated.

Pretty red

This rose had a very  nice fragrance. When will we have smello-vision?
Succulents in jail.

Love how delicate:

OK, Google. Stop with the new attempt!
I'll report back once we have visited the water.