Last Sunday morning, in the last 2 miles of a 7.8-mile run, I spotted this scene, and stopped to take this photo. The photo indicates several things:
** The weather: It was a breezy and partly cloudy day.
** The location. Despite being in farmland, it is close by a 50-plus luxury home development In Hawaii Kai.
** Flying below the U.S. flag is our Hawaiian state flag — a combination of the U.S. flag and the British union jack. That tells me the flag likely was put up by a part Hawaiian person or persons fond of our state.
**The owner of the home in the background has joined the growing practice in Hawaii of installing solar panels, for at least part of the home’s electricity needs. Electricity rates in Hawaii are among the highest in the nation.
**Atop the ridge are homes that have cooler temperatures, breezier weather and certainly magnificent views. Margie and I live in the Hahaione Valley, on the other side of this ridge. We reside in a 46-unit townhouse complex — still a mighty nice place to live.
I’ve often said, all considered, there is no better place in the world to live than Hawaii.
Oh, about my 7.8-mile run. How could I be so precise about the distance? I took this photo with my iPhone 5S, in which I had also activated the “Log My Run” app. I continue to be amazed at how many functions one can do at the same time with Steve Jobs’ incredible creation of less than a decade ago.
Oh, and isn’t the sharpness of the picture amazing! I’m old enough to remember cameras which had to be loaded with film — and with black and white film at that.
Darn, I forgot to take a selfie, to give the photographer unmistakable identity.