Our Hawaii weather is starting to cool off. No, I'm not talking 30 degrees! But sometimes we do run for our sweaters if it gets to 65. HA. Yes, no brag, just fact.God's rays...from below!
Pretty Lantana. These come in these colors, and pink and purple and white. Very versatile.
Lotus. I almost got close. In case you don't have these, the pond is usually human made; with koi, which apparently eat the eggs/larvae of mosquitoes. So yay! Beautiful and resourceful.
Self portrait. I want to document losing 20 pounds. And my friend in Texas tells me he found the 20 pounds. heh heh. The shorts are billowy; I'm not that huge.
Roses. Always trying to include them in my walks. I know where a lot of them are.
More pretty roses
Saffron Finch. Wow, actually close enough to get a photo. What you can't really see in this one is the pretty coloration on its face, almost a mango color.
Mushroom. I also saw a few really big ones on our walk yesterday, but of course had not chosen to bring the camera.
As a "woman of a certain age", I always scout out opportunities to reduce my walking weight by getting rid of liquid, so I laughed when I saw this. Had I had someone with me, I might have staged a photo of me sitting. That would scare the neighborhood.
But not surprised to see lovely roses
And more roses
Another mystery flower. I thought retirement would afford me to time to look these up, but my record is spotty.
Almost as spotty as this orchid
2 types of purple
I guess it's a reindeer
Masked up and wearing octo-t-shirt and Tilley hat!
These I'm calling my WOW series: colors so vibrant!
I think these pale purple weeds are the prettiest weeds ever!
But roses are definitely prettier
Hibiscus. I was surprised to find that these flowers have gaps in the bottom of the blossoms, so water can escape.
So many layers!
This is the dog I sometimes get to see...a German Shorthaired Pointer. We had a mixed breed of this as a child. This one found a yucky baseball. The owner said he'll chew it until it releases its covering.
Santa and reindeer are tired. Sorry about my finger being in the shot!
The water catches in the cup and the flowers are enabled to bloom. Very pokey prongs on the leaves, though.
I laughed. Now, I wouldn't laugh if this were an actual cow, because I don't approve of cow tipping!
Someone made a Heineken beer bottle tree.
A very lonely Lab...I smile when they bark ferociously, all the while wagging their tails!
Lotus with fountain
These birds make me crazy! I hear them first, but they are always so high, I cannot tell what they are!
I enjoy these succulent leaves, with more flowery bits on the edges.
And plumeria, just getting ready to open
And a tree of roses. I would have gotten closer shots, but they were in a yard.
Gradations of color in the clouds
Water droplets in the succulents
And pretty roses
Drops caught at the end of the succulent.
You can see the holes in the bottom of this Hibiscus that I mentioned above.
I guess I would have to put myself in the "I tried" category...Loved the dog.
Ocean! I do hope to dip some toes in someday soon.
The Valley at the top of one of my routes. With a gum tree standing guard.