Lake Louise

We had every kind of weather on the day we were hiking at Lake Louise. Rain, snow, wind, sun, cold . . . just about everything except warm. We had to buy winter gloves and a hat because it was so cold. There was still some ice on the lake. But the weather wasn't going …

Birds of Hawaii #4: Common Mynah

The common mynah bird was introduced to Hawaii in 1865 to control an infestation army worms. You will find them everywhere. They are relatively unappreciated by Hawaii local residents as evidenced by its Hawaiian names: piha `ekelo (full of voice) and manu`aipilau (trash-eating bird). According to ornithologist E.L. Caum: "The mynah is a perky, self-confident, pugnacious, and noisy bird, …

Windsurfing

On our last day in Hawaii, we spent a good portion of it at Kailua Beach Park watching the windsurfers. It was a very windy day and the windsurfers were flying across the water. It was fun to watch. Maralee