Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas Hawaiian Style

Diamond Head, Hawaii. In Hawaiian, Mele Kalikimaka (Merry Christmas) and Haouli Makahiki Hou (Happy New Year).

For you photographers out there, this photo was taken from the hills above Honolulu. In hindsight, I would have used mosquito repellent before heading out to the edge of the ridge to allow a more leisurely photo. We were getting eaten alive (10 mosquitos on each leg at a time) and, needless to say, didn't stay for more than a few shots. Thank goodness for auto-focus. As for pruning the little haole koa branch first...the mosquitos won out. Maybe next time.

In true tradition, the family is getting together for Christmas eve and there promises to be huge amounts of food! Everyone is cooking up a storm for tonight. Nobody leaves hungry. I've already managed to get poked by a stray blue pinch crab who got his revenge through three layers of bags. The crabs (now in the fridge waiting for the pot!) and a very nice Uhu (parrot fish) came from Tameshiro Market but that's a story for another blog.


compost in my shoe said...

Wow.....I really need to visit. What a picture. Next year in December for sure!

MartininBroda said...

I hope you enjoy your stay in Hawaii. Merry Christmas to you my friend.