Photography where you find it.

Spending time at FountainWood Lodge I passed on my Camera Totin’ Tuesday.  Pulled out my camera during some of the activities, and began capturing images. The large well lit lobby provides such nice lighting for my photographs.

So many activities happen in the lobby.  Last year when I looked for an assisted living place I found many residences had well decorated lobbies, but I didn’t see this space being used. Here at FountainWood something is always happening. Love on a Leash, all kinds of musical entertainment, and games such as Trivia, and Crossword puzzles take place here.

1609_26_patsyfw_1000600
“Patsy Cline” gets a resident up and dancing
1609_26_patsyfw_1000577
Resident joins Patsy in song
1609_26_patsyfw_1000589
Working out the steps
1609_26_patsyfw_1000605
Patsy sings to a fan
p1000533
Everyone is involved by choosing a name for a favorite animal

p1000534

1609_26_patsyfw_1000558
My Mom enjoys lunch with a western theme
p1000541
Libby is becoming a familiar part of  FountainWood 

I haven’t been able to get out and shoot with my photo friends since I have been taking care of my Mom. She is doing better than I expected. Before she didn’t get out to participate in the activities because she was part of a couple. Now I am encouraging her to get out of her room. Soon I will start to make some time for myself, and get out with other photographers.

Exploring the Island of Maui

North of Ka’anapali the road narrows, and ends up as one lane. There are rules to take care of the situation when two vehicles meet: the car heading uphill has the right of passage, and the other car or SUV needs to back up. This gets pretty tricky on these curvy roads along the cliffs. Faith in the driver is a must, and the views are worth it.

Tiny Baby Pineapple. So Cute!
Tiny Baby Pineapple. So Cute!
Kapalua Coast
Kapalua Coast
Powerful waves along the Kapalua Coast
Powerful waves along the Kapalua Coast
Kapalua Coast provides good snorkling opportunities
Kapalua Coast provides good snorkling opportunities
I see a face. Do you?
I see a face. Do you?
Lone Pine Tree
Lone Pine Tree

Stopping along the way I could see tourists snorkeling, and traveling on mopeds. Julia’s, a vendor located along the northern coast is mentioned in my tourbook as a “must see” experience. The best banana bread in the world, coconut candy that is very addictive. I hope I didn’t lose her card because the tourbook is right. I am not fond of coconut, but this dried and sweetened candy is hard to pass up.

Tourists on mopeds. May be a better way to manuever on narrow road.
Tourists on mopeds. May be a better way to manuever on narrow road.
Worth the trip! Coconut candy. Yum!
Worth the trip! Coconut candy. Yum!
Julia has been serving travelers for many years!
Julia has served travelers for many years!

Throughout my travel on the Island I want to include people in my photos. In Lahaina there is a Banyan tree that takes up the entire plaza. Here is a great place to people watch, and I did just that.

Banyan Tree in Lahaina takes up the entire plaza.
Banyan Tree in Lahaina takes up the entire plaza.
Some left their mark on the roots of the Banyan Tree.
Some left their mark on the roots of the Banyan Tree.

Walking along the touristy street I want to see art work created here. I didn’t want any souvenirs made overseas. I saw a turtule made locally, but I passed up the opportunity, and later could not find it. So tee shirts it would be.

Trinket shops for tourists.
Trinket shops for tourists.
Local street artist at work
Local street artist at work
Lahaina
Lahaina

Iao Valley is beautiful and peaceful now, but it is the scene of a violent past.

Approaching the Iao Needle
Approaching the Iao Needle
Going up to get a closer look at the Iao Needle
Going up to get a closer look at the Iao Needle
Higher and higher
Higher and higher
Iao Needle
Iao Needle
Cooling off in Iao Valley
Cooling off in Iao Valley

Luau entertainment provides a look into Hawaiian history and some good images as well.

Royal Lahaina Luau Master of Ceremonies
Royal Lahaina Luau Master of Ceremonies
Royal Lahaina Luau capture on cell.
Royal Lahaina Luau
Luau Entertainers
Luau Entertainers
Entertainers
Entertainers
Entertainer
Entertainer

Don’t know if you can call it street photography if the locale is the beach, but I do.

Enjoying the warm water
Enjoying the warm water
Beautiful Ka'anapali Beach goes on and on
Beautiful Ka’anapali Beach goes on and on
My footprints in the sand!
My footprints in the sand!
Water Shadow. Proof I was in the water!
Water Shadow. Proof I was in the water!
Enjoying the beach. Love the color. Love the clouds.
Enjoying the beach. Love the color. Love the clouds.
A Look at the Beach
A Look at the Beach

A sunset cruise complete with whale sighting ends our vacation.

Sunset Cruise on cattamoran.
Sunset Cruise on catamaran.
 I captured a whale in this photograph. You need to look closely. It's there swimming with some buddies.
I captured a whale in this photograph. You need to look closely. It’s there swimming with some buddies.
Sunset Cruise complete with sunset!
Sunset Cruise complete with sunset!

 

Many ways to get around Maui
Many ways to get around Maui
Always remember to appreciate what you have in life!
Always remember to appreciate what you have in life!
Vacation over, homeward bound!
Vacation over, homeward bound!

Arrive home, and Sacramento happy with my dog Libby!