I picked Jeff Adams up in the morning to take him to Kona to meet a friend. On the way we stopped for a short walk on the Pu’u O’o Trail. Here is a rough map of our travels…
Tim is recovering–slowly. I see to his needs and search for more photographs.
Opie helps with directions:
While Tim has been playing the shakuhachi, touring Hilo, and adding new posts, I have been exploring, taking pictures, and thinking about adding new posts. Our next door neighbor at Dolphin Bay Hotel remarked just yesterday when I commented on the beautiful weather, “Another day in paradise.” I agree. I have alternated days of looking for potential pictures with days of packing up my gear and actually taking the pictures.
This year we are only staying two weeks on Block Island. We’re hoping to spend our other two weeks of vacation time in Hawaii. Some retired people make personal rules for vacations:-) Continue reading Block Island: 2017
I slowed down a bit for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. I worked on the blog, toured sites close to Hilo, and took walks near the hotel.
Opi, who visits where she is welcome, helped me with the blog. On one of my walks I found a flower I wanted to photograph but didn’t. An iPhone snap may remind me for another time. Continue reading Hawaii: Final Days
For the past several years Tim has been working on a computer simulation program for his former Ithaca boss, Ray Carruthers. Ray and his wife Nada live on Hawaii now and Ray is working on controlling the Coffee Berry Borer. Tim is a programmer working on a simulation for this project. You might ask Tim more about his work. My aim for this post is to tell you what I’ve been doing on my first trip to Hawaii. We’re staying at the Dolphin Bay Hotel in Hilo. Tim has been at work at Ray’s lab for the last week and I’ve been doing what I like best—taking pictures—mostly of plants. Continue reading A Visit to Hawaii: No Trike, but We’re Traveling
Last weekend Tim and I drove to the outskirts of Boston for my nephew’s wedding. We’re black on Block Island, but only for a little while. Sadly (or not) it’s time to leave for home.
Art I find; the art of repair; art I work to create.
I was thinking the other day about the Fibonacci Sequence. I don’t remember why.
The Fibonacci Sequence is an infinite list of numbers. The first number, F1, is 1. F2 is 1. Then the nth number, Fn, is Fn-1 + Fn-2. For example, F3 = F2 + F1 = 2. Thus the first seven numbers are 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, and 13.
There are many articles describing how Nature loves this sequence. You can find Fibonacci numbers in the spirals of sunflower seeds or pine cones. You can also find writers who debunk the idea, accusing its proponents of collecting examples that bolster their case, and ignoring contrary data.
In any event, true or not, it is a poetic idea. I asked Suzy to find some Fibonacci in Nature. I used the sequence to determine the number of syllables in a line. I stopped at 13. It was fun, if you like to play around with words, and ideas, and puzzles. The challenge is to make the phrases fit the line, as much as possible. I invite you to give it a try. There are worse ways to spend a few hours. Post your results in the comments.
Continue reading Fibonacci Sequence
Yesterday evening, I worked on some closeups of Sheila’s iris.
This morning, after breakfast, Tim and I do a few errands.