Ferns are a certain sign of spring in our home climate. I’ve been watching bracken ferns slowly opening along the trails in Mac Forrest. On the Kauai trip there were oodles of ferns of all sizes opening new fronds. Here are some of the images taken primarily in the Koke’e State Park.
One thing the guide books all mentioned was the chicken population. The Red Junglefowl or Moa (Gallus gallus) were originally introduced by the Polynesian colonist. The males are stunning with bright colors and distinctive red combs. Sickle shaped feathers reminded me of leaves from the Koa tree. The wild population resides inside Koke’e State Park,Continue reading “Kauai Trip: a fowl situation”
While visiting the Koke’e State Park, we decided to take advantage of our Jeep rental and a new map with directions to trail heads. After rocking and rolling over some rough road (whacking the head a couple of times on the door), and back tracking a few times, we arrived. Or was it really theContinue reading “Kauai Trip: the hike to nowhere”
If one continues up the road from Waimea Canyon overview they will encounter the dramatically different view. These images are taken from Pu’u O Kila Lookout. We visited twice during the day. Some locals let us know that early morning is often the best chance for cloud breaks. We had arrived around 11am and theContinue reading “Kauai Trip: Kalalau Valley on Na Pali coastline”
Port Townsend is home to Fort Worden State Park along Admiralty Inlet and the straights of Juan de Fuca. For the past three years of ArtFest, I’ve fallen in love with the area. I try to get in two walks out to the lighthouse around sunrise and sunset. On my way out to the lighthouseContinue reading “morning walks at fort worden”
Last year during the months of January & February I spent several days collecting Oregon Ash leaves for a coat project. The finished coat was called “Winter’s Remains” and received first place in textile during the Howland Community Open in Corvallis, OR (to see images, please look back in the archives of March 2009). ThisContinue reading “leaf collecting”