Now that I live in California, I return to the Big Island, twice a year, every year. Always bringing my camera.
These young hula dancers, between the ages of 6 and 8 are preparing for their Chrismas hula performance at the local church.
The ladies own the local flower shop. On this day they were closed to make cranes for New Years.
Palace theater on the left, was built in 1935. It has recently been renovated and now holds local events.
Honomu Hongwanji on a rainy day.
I admired the colors of the peeling paint on this house.
These bathrooms have a big sign “Kane” and a small one “Men”.
A Monarch butterly flies over Ha’aheo Elementary School
I was born in this old plantation house in Kurtistown. I think it is abandoned now.
The Honolii Bridge towers over a popular surf spot.
The Banans grow wild in the neighbors yard.
In Hawaii it is customary to take off your shoes before entering someones home.
The momma dog watches over her puppies born in an abandoned playhouse.
This road was originally for Sugarcane trucks on the Hamakua Coast.
The water at Leleiwi Beach Park is ice cold due to fresh water springs in this area.
Freshly harvested bananas sit next to freshly picked sweet potatoes.
Downtown Hilo 1
Downtown Hilo 2
Downtown Hilo 3
Downtown Hilo 4
Downtown Hilo 5