I am "chillaxing" (a word borrowed from my good friend, Keeley, age 8) in Hilo, Hawaii for the next couple of weeks and enjoying myself thoroughly so far! Have already visited Pu'uhonua o Honaunau (City of Refuge) and snorkeled the adjacent shoreline, oogling hundreds of different, fantastically-colored fish. I could stay in the water for hours (and often do!) - one of these days I should just take a diving class/certification so I can truly indulge my fascination for all things underwater.
This morning we went to the Hilo Farmer's Market to pick up some veggies and soak up more local flavor - of course I brought my trusty little point 'n shoot camera, which I used to create the images attached to this post. Next visit I will definitely purchase plenty of flowers - the antheriums, orchids, ginger blossoms, protea, et al are so very inexpensive (by mainland standards) and will be alot of fun to photograph more closely!