The following photos by Thea Linnaea Pyle accompany the Hawai’i/Christmas post.
Below: Nene geese and gosling
Below: A Land Called Hanalei
Below: Feral Fowl of Kaua’i–they seem like the island’s most abundant birds, since freed by a hurricane years ago
Below: Christmas decorations, Hawai’i-style
Below: red or starfish stinkhorn (Aseroe rubra), in Koke’e State Park, Kaua’i
Below: Native greenswords (a composite related to silverswords) at a Waimea Canyon overlook
Below: a spectacular succulent on Diamond Head, Oahu: name, anyone?
Below: watching Xuthus swallowtail and painted ladies hilltopping on Diamond Head, above Honolulu
Below: welcome back to snowy Portland
Below: Christmas with grandson Francis, who knows there’s a Santa (or two)