A little windy yesterday, but no complaints from me thanks to rain that came with the wind. The jungle needs it.
It did make shooting the flowers a little interesting as the wind kept whipping them around in circles. I did manage to get a couple that I’m happy with, though.
Still putting the Canon 100mm 2.8 Macro through its paces and I really like what this lens can give you.
The rain has eased up for a little while, time to check out the flowers in the front yard.
These guys just opened up yesterday.
The new/used 100mm Macro lens arrived today and needed to be tested.
We had a slight trade wind blowing so I can’t judge the sharpness just yet. I do like the color rendition and quick focusing of the lens. I may have to sell this one and get the ‘L’ version.
This Orchid grows on one of the Tree Ferns next to the garage and has been in bloom for a few days. We are fortunate to have wild Orchids growing all over the property. I’ve not seen this color at the house until last week.
Man oh man we have just about seen it all within the past 12 months. We have had Tropical Storm Iselle (pretty much a hurricane), a few major wind storms, mini-droughts and active lava flows. Despite all of this I’m not complaining, just observing it all as it unfolds. I mean, really, what else are you going to do? Move? Where? There is no other place like this island for better or worse.
This last wind storm really did a number on the remaining Albizia trees throughout the windward side of the island, knocking out power to over 5,000 households and businesses. From the northern tip of the island to Hilo down into the Puna District and South Point. Bam. Break out the candles.
Our power was restored this morning, just before 11am, after being snuffed out Saturday morning just after 8am. The crews working in the field to restore power have worked around the clock and have done a great job. Much appreciated. Some of our neighbors down the road are still waiting for power thanks to the extensive damage to the infrastructure by the falling Albizia trees.
I used to miss the big giants along the ‘Cathedral of Trees Road’, but not anymore. https://wildhawaii.net/tag/albizia/ I have officially jumped on the ‘get those darn trees out of here’ bandwagon. With both feet. I’ll even help cut them down.
Yes, to me they can look majestic, impressive and beautiful. But you can’t eat majesty or beauty and it only goes so far when they continue to topple and destroy the infrastructure, homes and everything else they slam into. Too bad they have to go but it’s them or us.
I hope this is the last time we are trapped in our subdivision by these pains in the butt.
With the destruction of the trees and the current lava flow, the face on this side of the island is most definitely changing.
Just a couple of images from the other day to show a micro-view of what our roads looked like.
What do you do when you can’t even get out of your own road and neighborhood? Shoot flowers in the yard.