September 2011 Archives

It only takes a spark….

It’s been a busy week. We had our annual Oktoberfest party here Saturday, so preparing the house/yard/lanai took all our effort. (We need to have a party once a year in order to force us to deep clean…..). A good time was had by all (thanks, Steve, for the music!) and Akamai the hyper-puppy made his debut into society without annoying or pestering the guests too much…. I’ve worked all week. It has been a Continue reading

Cortez Sea Chub

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Ornate Butterflyfish

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Bottlenose Dolphin

Intova Digital Camera I know you can’t see it very well, but there is a calf on the far side of mom….

Parrot Fish

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Picasso Triggerfish

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Neither Rain, Nor Snow, Nor Dark of Night….

Intova Digital Camera nor exploding sinks will keep DH from his appointed remodel jobs. So, here is the reveal:  New whirlpool tub with tile surround. New tile flooring. New dual sinks. New light fixtures. New paint. New towels and towel bars. Unfortunately I don’t have a before picture. Take my word for it….it was awful. Those of a certain age will remember the (horrible) Geritol commercials of the ’70’s. I’ll just change a couple words here to make Continue reading

Convict Tang

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Clyde appears to be depressed.

And I don’t know what to do about it. I’ve never had a pet like Clyde before. Well, that’s not quite true: we did have Goldie while I was growing up. Goldie was a (surprise!!!) goldfish. She (he?) outgrew the 15 gallon tank she lived in, and eventually joined her ancestors (carp) in the Clinton River. For all I know, she is still happily bottom feeding there. Clyde, though, is a betta fish, given to Continue reading

Purple Triggerfish

Intova Digital Camera Well, he’s purple. And he’s a triggerfish….can’t find any further id. Help me out!

Green Sea Turtle

Intova Digital Camera …no, of course he’s not a fish, but his photo fits better here than in, say the section on “Downtown Hilo….” I know it’s murky, but we were right at the water’s edge, waves were breaking into the seawall just behind us and sand was kicking up….sorry, it’s the best I could do….