Twirling Carousels.....

Summer magic....that is what a fair can be to children and adults alike.  Especially in the evening, when the colors come alive, the scrumptious smells permeate, and the dull roar of excited thrills fill the air.  I had the pleasure of taking Violet there for the first time, and did her the motherly honor of winning her a stuffed giraffe too :0)

In my meandering......I was able to capture these moments below

Take It Easy

Eye On The Prize

Twirl Me Here

Twirl Me There

Ageless Race

The Candy Color Stampede

Her Chosen Pony

(Violet walking with her aunty)


Taken By Hibiscus.....

Nothing represents the tropics more than the bright sight of an unraveled hibiscus flower (hibiscus rosa-sinensis). Like beacons in a sea of green jungle, it is said their brazen colors can be seen from a mile away.

In the Hawaiian islands, the hibiscus is the state flower. They are traditionally worn behind the ear by the women to signify to others if they are taken or single. Behind the right ear means she is available, behind the left means she is taken.

Quite the joy to photograph....here are some of my visions inside the hibiscus of Hawaii....


Pink Lady

Ruby Rays

Mai Tai

Gold Dust Dawn