Wailea Daily Photo

Wailea Daily Photo

Photoblog of Maui, Hawaii


July Theme Day--Signs with No In Them

This photo is probably my LEAST inspired of all the many daily themes I've participated in through the years. Here's my alibi: I simply couldn't locate any weird, horrible, or wonderful "No Signs". Maybe no such signs exist, ya think?

I found this one outside a medical clinic, and I can certainly understand why it would be posted there!

Check out the creativity of the other participating daily photobloggers below.

American Fork (UT), USA by Annie, Anderson (SC), USA by Lessie, Ararat, Australia by freefalling, Arradon, France by Alice, Ashton under Lyne, UK by Pennine, Aspen (CO), USA by IamMBB, Athens, Greece by Debbie, Auckland, New Zealand by Lachezar, Austin (TX), USA by LB, Avignon, France by Nathalie, Bandung, Indonesia by Harry Makertia, Barrow-in-Furness, UK by Enitharmon, Barton (VT), USA by Andree, Belgrade, Serbia by Bibi, Bellefonte (PA), USA by Barb-n-PA, Bicheno, Australia by Greg, Birmingham (AL), USA by VJ, Bogor, Indonesia by Gagah, Boston (MA), USA by Cluelessinboston, Brantford (ON), Canada by Nancy, Brighton, UK by Harvey, Brookville (OH), USA by Abraham, Bucaramanga, Colombia by Fernando, Bucharest, Romania by Malpraxis, Budapest, Hungary by agrajag, Budapest, Hungary by Zannnie and Zsolt, Canterbury, UK by Rose, Cavite, Philippines by Steven Que, Chandler (AZ), USA by Melindaduff, Château-Gontier, France by Laurent, Cheltenham, UK by Marley, Chennai, India by Ram N, Chennai, India by Shantaram, Chesapeake (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Christchurch, New Zealand by Michelle, Cincinnati, USA by Erik Laursen, Cleveland (OH), USA by iBlowfish, Coral Gables (FL), USA by Jnstropic, Corsicana (TX), USA by Lake Lady, Delta (CO), USA by Bill, Duluth (MN), USA by Sun Dog Press, Durban, South Africa by CrazyCow, East Gwillimbury, Canada by Your EG Tour Guide, Edinburgh, UK by Dido, Folkestone, UK by Piskie, Forks (WA), USA by Corinne, Fort Lauderdale (FL), USA by Gigi, Gaia, Portugal by m+p, Geneva (IL), USA by Kelly, Grenoble, France by Bleeding Orange, Gun Barrel City (TX), USA by Lake Lady, Hampton (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Haninge, Sweden by Steffe, Hanoi, Vietnam by Jérôme, Helsinki, Finland by Kaa, Hobart, Australia by Greg, Hyde, UK by Gerald, Jackson (MS), USA by Halcyon, Jefferson City (MO), USA by Chinamom2005, Jerusalem, Israel by Esther, Katonah (NY), USA by Inkster1, Knoxville (TN), USA by Knoxville Girl, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Edwin, Kyoto, Japan by Tadamine, Lakewood (OH), USA by mouse, Larchmont (NY), USA by Marie-Noyale, Las Vegas (NV), USA by Mo, Lisbon, Portugal by Maria João, London, UK by Ham, London, UK by Mo, Lynchburg (VA), USA by Timothy, Mainz, Germany by JB, Melbourne, Australia by John, Menton, France by Jilly, Mexico City, Mexico by Carraol, Mexico City, Mexico by Poly, Minneapolis (MN), USA by Mitch, Minneapolis (MN), USA by Greg, Misawa, Japan by misawa mama, Monroe (GA), USA by Tanya, Monrovia (CA), USA by Keith, Monte Carlo, Monaco by Jilly, Monterrey, Mexico by rafa, Mumbai, India by MumbaiiteAnu, Munich, Germany by Troy, Nashville (TN), USA by Chris, Nelson, New Zealand by Meg and Ben, New Delhi, India by Delhi Photo Diary, New Orleans (LA), USA by steve buser, New York City (NY), USA by • Eliane •, Newcastle, Australia by Julia, Newport News (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Norfolk (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Norwich, UK by Goddess888, Ocean Township (NJ), USA by Josy, Oklahoma City (OK), USA by ananda.tashie, Orlando (FL), USA by OrlFla, Palos Verdes (CA), USA by tash, Paris, France by Eric, Pasadena (CA), USA by Petrea, Pasadena (CA), USA by Can8ianben, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia by Murphy_jay, Petoskey (MI), USA by Christie, Phoenix (AZ), USA by Cheryl, Poplar Bluff (MO), USA by Tricia, Port Angeles (WA), USA by Jelvistar, Portland (ME), USA by Corey, Portsmouth (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Posadas, Argentina by Lega, Pretoria, South Africa by Sam Ruth, Quincy (MA), USA by Cluelessinboston, Ramsey, Isle of Man by babooshka, Reykjavik, Iceland by Vírgíll, Riga, Latvia by Riga Photos, Rotterdam, Netherlands by Ineke, Rouen, France by Bbsato, Saarbrücken, Germany by LadyDemeter, Saigon, Vietnam by Simon, Saint Louis (MO), USA by Strangetastes, Salem (OR), USA by jill, Salt Lake City (UT), USA by Eric, Salt Lake City (UT), USA by atc, San Antonio (TX), USA by Kramer, San Diego (CA), USA by Felicia, San Francisco (CA), USA by PFranson, Santa Fe (NM), USA by Randem, Seattle (WA), USA by Kim, Seattle (WA), USA by Chuck, Selma (AL), USA by RamblingRound, Sequim (WA), USA by Norma, Sesimbra, Portugal by Aldeia, Setúbal, Portugal by Maria Elisa, Sharon (CT), USA by Jenny, Silver Spring (MD), USA by John, Singapore, Singapore by Keropok, Sofia, Bulgaria by Antonia, Springfield (IL), USA by Aubrey, Stanwood (WA), USA by MaryBeth, Stavanger, Norway by Tanty, Stayton (OR), USA by Celine, Stockholm, Sweden by Stromsjo, Stouffville, Canada by Ken, Stratford, Canada by Barb, Subang Jaya, Malaysia by JC, Suffolk (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Sunshine Coast, Australia by bitingmidge, Sydney, Australia by Julie, Sydney, Australia by Ann, Székesfehérvár, Hungary by Teomo, Tamarindo, Costa Rica by David, Tel-Aviv, Israel by Olga, Tempe (AZ), USA by angie, Terrell (TX), USA by Jim K, Terrell (TX), USA by Bstexas, The Hague, Netherlands by Lezard, Tokyo, Japan by Tadamine, Torun, Poland by Glenn, Toulouse, France by Julia, Trujillo, Peru by Giulianna, Turin, Italy by Livio, Twin Cities (MN), USA by Slinger, Victoria, Canada by Benjamin Madison, Vienna, Austria by G_mirage2, Virginia Beach (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Wailea (HI), USA by Kuanyin, Washington (DC), USA by D.C. Confidential, Wellington, New Zealand by Jeremyb, West Paris (ME), USA by crittoria, West Sacramento (CA), USA by Barbara, Weston (FL), USA by WestonDailyPhoto, Williamsburg (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Willits (CA), USA by Elaine,

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If You Live In South Maui...

you will know this location because this is where the CLOSEST movie theater complex is located! There are four different theaters inside the complex, and most of the new movies make it here. If you don't go here, you'd have to drive another 20-30 minutes into Kahului to find the next closest movie theaters. And I can remember the days when we had to drive before the theaters were built in South Maui.

Now it's just a hop, skip and a jump to to the movies! Yay!

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Chillaxing At The Beach

Don't you love the word 'chillaxing'? For those that don't know, it's an urban slang term that combines the words Chilling out and Relaxing, and it's the perfect word for this couple's beach style.

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Here's Smiling At You

My mate was heading off to run errands today, and I handed him my camera with the request for bringing me back an interesting photo for today's Wailea Daily Photo. And this is what he returned with: a photo of a smiling, lovely lady pharmacist.

The photo isn't all that sharp, but what the heck... it's the helpful intention that counts PLUS I like her happy face.

Have a great weekend!

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This giant CURVY sculpture can be found inside the First Hawaiian Bank in Kahului.

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Picnic On Top Of The World

As you may guess from the aged look of this photo...yes, it's from my archives. And the reason I'm posting it is because there's a story to go along with it.

Many long years ago one of our friends won the lottery to stay overnight in one of the cabins inside Haleakala. This was a GOOD thing, so a bunch of us hiked with our backpacks into Haleakala crater to spend the night at the cabin. This photo is of some of us eating outside the cabin. At night the sky was so incredible--you could almost reach out and touch the stars.

Should you wish to put your name into the lottery for this 'cabin' treat, click here.

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The Color Purple

Most of my sunset photos are orange, gold, peach, and pink colors, but this photo came out PURPLE or VIOLET!! And if you would like to see lots of Maui sunset photos, I've posted many of them on my Maui Skies blog.

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Maui Places of Peace and Power

You can find this ferocious protector at a small roadside park in Keokea called the Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park. The view from this park is spectacular, and the energy is fantastic--a place of peace.

"Who was Sun Yat-Sen? Dr. Sun Yat-Sen (1866-1925) was a revolutionary in China and a political leader who was often referred to as the “father of modern China.” Yat-Sen served as the first provisional president when the Republic of China was founded in 1912, after the overthrow of the Qing Dynasty a year before. The ‘Ulupalakua ranch donated the land for the park in 1989. Today the park features a bronze statue of Yat-Sen along with a few other memorial statues."

Link to the above information is here.

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It's Coconut Season Again

We have six very tall coconut palms on our property, and every year the coconuts on these trees return. We hire specialists to chop these coconuts off the tree every year. I've posted the photos of the process somewhere on this blog, but when I went to look for it today, I couldn't locate the post under any of the key words, so the photos are hiding somewhere on this blog under weird key words.

Once we have these new coconuts harvested soon, I'll post the 2008 photos for those that missed the excitement the first time around. :Smile:

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Mango Madness

We have several mango trees on our property, and the mangoes shown in the photograph above is of a different variety than the others. These mangoes are just beginning to ripen, and we've done some taste tests to determine which variety we prefer. And we prefer the other variety although this one is extremely photogenic--especially at sunset.

I've already made a delicious mango chutney from these mangoes, and now I plan to experiment around with creating mango lassis!

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The Joy of Splashing

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Four Water Hyacinths In Bloom

A friend last year talked us into accepting her gifts of water hyacinths and guppies after I had admired them at her home, and that's how we began with this (and another) container. Now we feed the guppies every day and marvel at the beautiful flowers which bloom almost daily. Yesterday my partner insisted I photograph the most blooms we've ever had in one day: Four! He's in love with these blooms.

A note about yesterday's photo: this photo was from my archives as well, and the model had a good laugh upon seeing it on my blog, saying, "It was so 80's!" True...so true! I'll post more current ones of her and more Maui beauties once I get back into my photography.

Lately I've been extremely busy with many projects, and my photography and blogging have been taking a back seat to these other pursuits. About the only thing I have had much time for is microblogging: Twitter and Plurk.

If you'd like to friend me & join on Twitter and Plurk, click on the links.

Now I'm off to the beach as I'm desperately in need of some Down-Time! I might bring my camera...

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On The Rocks

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Breakfast At The Big Wave

We often like to have breakfast at the Big Wave Cafe in Kihei, and usually I begin with a Mimosa (champagne and orange juice) and a cup of coffee with creme.

How do you begin your breakfast?

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Under The Trees

It was a cool and breezy night as my podner and I enjoyed our dinner while we waited to see yet ANOTHER film at the recent week-long Maui Film Festival. We ate at the Candelight Cafe in the courtyard of the Maui Arts and Cultural Center-- a great place to dine (cheaply) when you come for films and other events.

The decorations in the trees were partially made from film...nice touch, eh?

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The Heat Begins and The Drought Continues

It's good to view waterfalls when the land is dry, the Maui drought continues, and the summer heat amps up! I'm visioning cool refreshing water and rain for Maui. Actually, we got a nice downpour in South Maui this past week---yay!

This is another photo from my archives, and it doesn't look very crisp. Maybe it's ageing, ya think? Oh well, this photo had it's moment in time on the net...now it's time to retire it for good. :Smile:

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From The Vault--Take Three

This waterfall and swimming hole beneath it was the first waterfall I ever swam in when I moved to Maui. It was on private land in Haiku, and my gatekeeper showed me where it was. A gatekeeper is one who teaches you the ropes, shows you the shortcuts, and shows you where the best of everything is--and I was blessed with not one, but TWO gatekeepers when I moved to Maui many years ago.

I came to this waterfall and swam in its icy water many a time, sunned on the nearby rocks and brought my friends here too. Alas, many years ago the property was sold, and access to this enchanted waterfall and pool was closed, so now I only have great memories of time spent here.

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From The Vault--Take Two

I've been putting in a lot of hours working on a Father's Day project involving old photos, and in the process of sorting through them, I thought I would share some of my golden oldies with ya'll. All of these old friends whom I snapped have long ago moved away from Maui, and one has passed on over the rainbow. The photo above is of my good friend Basha when she posed for me in front of a famous health food store in Paia, Mana Foods, OH SO MANY YEARS AGO!

The store is still thriving even though she's not there to dress up the door.
M. is FEELING that rainbow! She was a famous artist and very much in touch with her feelings.
B. & M. huddle under a hut on our hike in Hana.
L. was a wonderful rider---a former French jockey.
It wasn't that easy to engage J. and make him smile, but in this photo I shot in his home, he tried!

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From The Vault

This photo is from my vintage photo collection, and I scanned it into my computer yesterday for the first time. It shows the Kanaio stuppa back on March 12, 1992--that was about the time we discovered this awesome place which is really, really hard to get to. Back then we hiked all the way up to this place. Check out the view of the ocean far below. It's a breathtaking location.

This place is now classified as a hermitage for the Prayer Rock Foundation.

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The Butterfly Rests

At the North end of South Kihei Road you'll find the Kihei Canoe Club. In the mornings you'll often see an outrigger coming in from its morning run....with people paddling, of course! Looking upon an outrigger canoe being rowed in is a beautiful sight, and people frequently pull up in their cars beside the beach to watch. And should you wish to row too, there's an opportunity to do so with other paddlers as their guest. Check out the details at the website.

This one is resting-- Pulelehua means butterfly in Hawaiian.

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Kapu is the Hawaiian word for Forbidden.

This area photographed above is the Honokahua Burial Site, and it is located near the Ritz Carlton Resort in Kapalua. Information posted there says this area is "reserved exclusively for native Hawaiian ceremonial and religious practices."

I once married couples near here down towards the water, but times have changed. This information wasn't posted back then.

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Confirmation That We'll Survive

This sign posted on this van parked beside the road from West Maui to South Maui states emphatically that we're NOT in the Last Days. I'm sure lots of Maui folk who are struggling and trying to find money for gas and food would love to believe this sign.

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And The Wedding Season Begins...

Notice the difference in apparel of the bride and groom for this Maui beach wedding? Men sure have it a lot easier, wouldn't you say?

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The heart carved into the ancient banyan tree at the entrance of the Maui Arts & Cultural Center is a mystery. This tree was transplanted here when the MACC was built, and at that time, the tree had already been visited by many lovers.

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Bumper Stickers Speak For Spirit

What more can I say than Bumper Stickers speak words of wisdom? Hana is a precious place--a place of retreat, a place of redemption, a place of peace and quiet.

Hana is where you go to when you really need to get away and don't want to leave Maui but really need to leave the BUSY commercial Maui.

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When Two Become Four

Big news on Maui is that the long awaited Mokulele Highway expansion has now been completed. This is the main road from South Maui to the commercial/airport/industrial part of Maui, and now we will hopefully find less traffic congestion. The speed limit is still posted at 45 mph, although some people are driving 60 mph.

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Eskimo Candy?

Here's an interesting image on the side of an Eskimo Candy delivery truck.

And below you can see a close-up.

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