Tag Archives: photos of flowers

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SAVE our seals, save Ourselves!

  Last fall, while I was visiting Montana De Oro State Park in San Luis Obispo, CA, I came across a group of dedicated volunteers from The Marine Mammal Center in Morro Bay. They were […]

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Tree breaks apart in Ojai during record heat and drought

June 2013 set the record for scorching heat and drought in many Southwest states including Arizona, Nevada and California. The California drought has reached historic levels. Temperatures reached 128 in Death Valley and 110 in […]

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Weird weather makes for great pictures

A week or two ago, CNN.com published an article entitled “Weird Weather: Temperature extremes coast to coast.” In it, the author Phil Gast commented on a temperature dichotomy where in some places temperatures were 30 […]

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Destiny

Every once in awhile, life throws me a curve ball. Recently, I’ve been pondering with some trepidation what my life will be like after I graduate from the Brooks Institute. With five months left to […]

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Gladys and the Waipi’o Valley

The other morning, I was supposed to meet a cultural expert to take me down into the Waipi’o sacred valley to film children learning how to harvest taro. Excited by the prospect, I arrived at […]

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Love, Joy and Thanks

Today, all around the United States, family, friends and loved ones are gathering together to share a meal and to give thanks. It is a time of recognition and appreciation. Traveling in Hawaii and unable […]

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The Culture of Hawaii

Now that I’ve been on the Big Island for the first two weeks, I realize that the culture of Hawaii encompasses many things. Initially, I thought that to be Hawaiian, meant to have been born […]

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Dance With Your Heart

Pilialoha Christiansen was born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii. One of six children, Christiansen had to rise at 4:00am to help her parents prepare meals for the family. Christiansen had a difficult life and says […]

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