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Onok Island: Nature's gift to man

If you are the techie-savvy, GPS-toting traveler, you won’t find “Onok” on the map; instead, you’ll find “Roughton Island”.

That is because Roughton Island is the “official name” of Onok, the latter being a local nickname for this wonderful piece of real estate right in the middle of nowhere. 283 more words

Photography

R.I.P. Piggy Bank

Today I am sad to report that Omsin, the sea turtle, has died.  I meant to write a post about Omsin earlier this month when her story first crossed my radar, but I was distracted by other stories, mostly political, and eventually Omsin receded to the dusty corners of my mind.  517 more words

Social Commentary

Sheta Boca

We travel to Sheta Boca for a walk on the wild side.  Sheta Boca means seven inlets, each carved out of limestone and different from the other. 550 more words

Oahu

In February, we spent a few days on the North Shore of Oahu.  These pictures are from a walk between Turtle Beach and Pua’ena Point Beach Park.   22 more words

Photography

Why Turtles Fascinate Us

By land or by sea, turtles are awesome. They are the quietly intrepid explorers of our world who have been around for 157 million years, give or take a few, sharing the planet with everything from dinosaurs to us. 510 more words

General Art Musings

Five Tips On Reducing Plastic Bag Use

If you have heard of the environmental impact of plastic bags, then you know how much harm they can cause. In the late 1970’s, according to… 493 more words

Daily Thoughts

6 Steps to Create a Mixed Media Painting

I’ve had several people ask how I make my paintings. So I figured I’d break it down into some steps.

1. Sketches and a plan. I don’t always stick with a plan but the sketchbook is the birthplace of ideas. 173 more words

Coastal Art