Thursday, September 3, 2009

Slopes of Mauna Kea

For Skywatch Friday

This is a Pukihawe plant with berries that change from burgandy to soft shades of pink and white. They love this high elevation and are also used for making Christmas wreathes as well-

Happy skywatching-






22 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Neat photos, I love the clouds in the third shot. The berries remind me of my winterberry bush.

Regina said...

Love the views. Wow all are stunning!
Thanks for sharing.
Have a lovley weekend dear friend.

Louise said...

Breathtaking captures. Love the berries, and also the last one.

sojourner said...

your pictures make me smile - love the red color - i'm so sorry your back hurts! Blessings and peace :0)

Gypsy Lala said...

I love the clouds, the sky and the feeling of whole image.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

I just love the looks of those berries. And to think they transform colors!

B SQUARED said...

You must never get tired of going outside and shooting. Everywhere you look there is beauty. Have a happy holiday

Light and Voices said...

I adore the last image the best. It is so magical.
jfm

Cloudia said...

MMMMM! Thanks for reminding me of long drives over the saddle road behind da boy on his old BMW motorcycle! "Write your name across my heart" Waimea breakfasts, the pu`u, and the golden coast below...past da harbor, airport, Ali`i drive.....mauka home.......

MMMMMM! T'anks, eh?

Aloha-Comfort Spiral

The Write Girl said...

I am always in awe of the beauty in Hawaii. Thanks for your kind words on my last post.

Kilauea Poetry said...

Hello Cloudia, Saddle Road has changed tremendously..though they will always be some of the best memories our family has. (I was on the back of my husbands bike when we discovered that road..A very long drive with sore rears but it was a blast. We camped out in the cold and sometimes rain. He did some hunting as well (I picked flowers). Now in regard to the Missionaries, they also set the climate for Hawaii's Great Awakening which impacted all the Islands- positively..that's an amazing part of our history too. Anyway, Old Mother Hubbard is the least of our worries..what's looming on the horizon now (speaking of attire) are burkas..no mirage here.. I wonder if they'll offer any hibiscus prints? http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=cb7_1215025497 Like this lady pleads..don't take anything for granted. Anyway- Aloha to you-

Mirage said...

I love those clouds in the horizon at the 4th photo. thanks for sharing!

Linda said...

A very definite sense of altitude in these shots, including looking down on the clouds. You've also introduced me to some berries I didn't know.

Carletta said...

Lovely views over the landscape!
I love the closeup of the berries.

Jacob said...

A truly beautiful set of photos! Can't imagine living in a place with such grandeur.

Amanda said...

really beautiful photos!!! I especially like the one with the field and livestock. The clouds are amazing =) Happy weekend

Gypsy Lala said...

Happy weekend, visit my SWS, your link is up there.
http://gypsy70.blogspot.com/2009/09/life-as-i-see-it-no-2-5sep.html

joo said...

Beautiful photos here!!
Greetings:)

Jo said...

Wow, your photography and the views are stunning. Your blog is so alive and interesting. I'll be back. Thanks for visiting my blog,

Quilly said...

Stunning. I love coming to your blog. There is a sense of peace in this littl part of cyberspace.

Celeste said...

Beautiful skies, it looks as though you had some serious elevation there to get such all encompassing shots - fantastic.

AKO said...

I love the mist floating low between the earth and the sun, a really wonderful landscape!

I also want to thank for your comment on the picture on my "second" blog. I don't go there as often to check, but was given a glad surprise when I read your words. Thanks again and have a great week!

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