Thursday, January 14, 2016

AROUND AND ABOUT IN OAHU


These were taken on one of our drives when we were on vacation a few weeks' ago.  Whenever we looked at the temperature it always seemed to be a constant 81 degrees, lovely compared to the chilly 20's we are experiencing right now.


The photo below shows Diamond Head Lighthouse.  You can read its history here.


Some of the homes had the most magnificent gates.


The next two photos were taken on the grounds of our hotel.


This one is a gazebo.


One of the things I love about Hawaii is that you will find chickens everywhere.  In the city, in the countryside.  They don't belong to anyone in particular and are considered wild chickens.  My sister-in-law told me that if they roam on your property they can be considered yours.  


Chicks trying to get some snooze time.


As were the aunties.



Papa Rooster was trying to keep a low profile.



Five more facts about Hawaii.  I mentioned a few in a previous post.

1. Hawaii was the 50th state admitted to the union on August 20th, 1959.

2. Hawaii is the only state that grows coffee.

3. More than one-third of the world's commercial supply of pineapples comes from Hawaii.

4. There are only 12 letters in the Hawaiian Alphabet.  
Vowels: A, E, I, O, U
Consonants: H, K, L, M, N, P, W

5. The Iolani Palace in Honolulu is the only royal palace in the United States.  Electric lights illuminated Iolani Palace four years before the White House in Washington D.C. had them.

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44 comments:

  1. Love the 'wild' chickens. And those gates.

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  2. Hawaii looks like such a lush place! Beautiful vegetation & hills on every hand! I loved seeing the wild chickens snoozing!
    You found a great gateway for Good Fences too!
    Have a lovely day!

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  3. The gate is beautiful ;-)
    Céline & Philippe

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  4. Very interesting to read more about the lighthouse - thanks for the link.
    I do like the Papa Rooster, doesn't he have a good lot of colour in his feathers...

    All the best Jan

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  5. Good morning, pretty images from Hawaii. Your hotel ground are pretty and I love seeing the chickens. Great post, thanks for sharing. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

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  6. Love the shots and strong wall/fence ~ Hawaii is so beautiful!

    Wishing you a joyful weekend ~ ^_^

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  7. Oh, wow, I am loving these. I love clouds. I love rock walls/fences. I love chickens and roosters--this post had a lot to love for me!

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  8. love, love, love that dolphin gate!!!!! pretty stone walls!!!!

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  9. Beautiful Hawaii. I am so glad I live in paradise.

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  10. I forgot to join this site and so have missed some posts-so sorry Denise-all sorted now!
    Great posts about Hawaii, and I love the idea of free roaming chickens, I would love that (we have free roaming gulls-which I also like but they are less gentle than chickens).

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  11. One of the nicest islands, terrific shots.

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  12. did not know the last five things about Hawaii, i did know the 50 state one. so much beauty there, love the gate and the stone wall and palms and sky.. oh my what a great place to live or visit.

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  13. the chickens are cool. :) love that very artistic gate! wow! but my fave was the stone walls...

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  14. The chickens are great, a wonderful area.

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  15. Great shots from Hawaii. Loved that gate. - Enjoyed the facts about Hawaii too.

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  16. You are getting to be an expert on Hawaii after all of your visits. I bet all of the skies there are gorgeous...even in the rain. I really like the ones with the lighthouse and the baby chicks. Great pictures as always. g

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  17. I really like the lava rock wall!! Beautiful series of photos.

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  18. I love that gate! so fitting for Hawaii!

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    1. back again to say thank you for linking up at Fun Friday Favourites with Cath@Home

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  19. Looks like a lovely place. Love the critters there. :)

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  20. Hawaii, a great place...can't to return.

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  21. love the photos denise and i didn't know that about the palace, how interesting! thank you for linking and have a great weekend...stay warm!

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  22. It's really Paradise on Earth isn't it? That constant 80 degree temperature .... Those flowers! And a chicken in every yard ;)))!

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  23. I loved your post today. Back (in the stone age hehe) my husband was stationed in Oahu, Barber's Point. We lived in a small apartment near the end of the canal and could see Diamond Head from our backyard. My son was born in Tripler Army Hospital there. The cost of living was so high, so when my hubby was offered a new duty station on Midway Island we left Oahu. It became a state shortly afterward.

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  24. how very lovely Hawaii is. love that low stone wall/fence.

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  25. Chicken everywhere? LOL.... my side same too....hmmm...not in the city center but out of the city, there are chicken roaming everywhere

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  26. It looks a beautiful environment and I like the idea of the chickens freely roaming around. Love the gate and the gazebo in the hotel grounds with the old vine-like tree growing up and over the roof.

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  27. The gates are really quite artistic and beautiful that's for sure, and it made me wonder what the house behind them looked like, Denise. Interesting facts about chicken ownership and Hawaii. Does the coffee that's grown there stay for local sale or is it exported?

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  28. Great post and of course the chickens are my favorite.

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  29. Hello Denise, I just wanted to stop back and say Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. I love the chickens and your post. Have a happy weekend!

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  30. A beautiful series of photos!
    That rooster looks sad. Maybe other roosters are giving him too much competition for the hens!

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  31. Am really enjoying your Hawaii posts! Have to check back on some I missed...promise to do that soon!

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  32. Wonderful shots of the 'feathered friends' they all beautiful ~

    Wishing you a Happy Weekend ~ ^_^

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  33. Hello Denise!:)So much to see and admire about Hawaii,the gardens, wild chickens, the lava wall, and decorative gate,and I also appreciated all the added info about this beautiful place.
    Have a good Weekend!:)

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  34. Ah chickens. Everyone needs one. Lovely photos Denise.

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  35. Beautiful!! My favorite city on the islands!! Just bursting with such a beach side community, and yet a growing metropolis. Besides, Richard Chamerlain lives on the hillside. LOL

    Great photos of the chickens Denise.

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  36. Absolutely beautiful! Must have been so much fun :)

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  37. Yup... tons and tons of chickens all over the place.

    I didn't think we still grew so many pineapples.

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  38. Yup... tons and tons of chickens all over the place.

    I didn't think we still grew so many pineapples.

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  39. That's a beautiful gate! Handsome rooster, too.

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