Make, Day 13 of February 2021 Photoblogging Challenge. Well that’s that dinosaur contained. Evening construction projects with my grandson.

Sporg, Day 12 of February 2021 Photoblogging Challenge. What a sporg will do to a tree after a bad day. Beware!

Machine, Day 11 of February 2021 Photoblogging Challenge. Rigged up to some machines at KBOO in Portland for an interview in 2011.

Energy, Day 10 of February 2021 Photoblogging Challenge. My energy levels were much stronger at this early stage of the hike through Haleakala crater at the end of last year. My legs were heavy and dragging by the end.

Muddy, Day 9 of February 2021 Photoblogging Challenge. The mudflats at low tide at Weston-super-Mare.

Hope, Day 8 of February 2021 Photoblogging Challenge. My hope for this year is to be able to get back to the UK to visit my parents. 18 months or more have already passed since I was last there. The end of 2021, maybe? Here’s the Avon Gorge in Bristol.

Craving, Day 7 of February 2021 Photoblogging Challenge. Today I was craving peace and quiet, so found myself at Waihe’e Coastal Dunes & Wetlands Refuge. Hardly a sole there.

Sport, Day 6 of February 2021 Photoblogging Challenge. This is probably the closest that I get to participating in sports, and I don’t do this enough. Here out hiking in the Oregon foothills, circa 2011. Cycling figures in the picture as well, but less so since moving to Maui.

With the cold weather that we have been having here on Maui, our house is beginning to feel like a cold-blooded animal. Early morning the house is cold inside. As the sun rises, the house lies there with the sun rays streaming in, warming itself up, and with that, us as well.

Since relaunching my podcast, Behind The Thoughts , I am pleased with myself for keeping up with posting weekly episodes. I have found a workflow that works. Occasionally time is a struggle, but I have managed so far. Today I posted my fifth episode, episode 45. 🎙

Pets, Day 5 of February 2021 Photoblogging Challenge. This is Bronx, my stepdaughter’s French Bulldog, our surrogate pet.

Layers, Day 4 of February 2021 Photoblogging Challenge. Cloud layers over Portland, OR at dawn, December 2012.

There is snow on the summit of Haleakala. Zoom in and you can see it. Not the quantity that some parts of the world are experiencing right now, but a rarity here.

Comfort, Day 3 of February 2021 Photoblogging Challenge. I sometimes find comfort in remembering the corner of South Wales where I used to live.

Morning Beverage, Day 2 of February 2021 Photoblogging Challenge. Setting up to make my pre-dawn pour over coffee.

Close up, Day 1 of February 2021 Photoblogging Challenge. Sometimes I find nourishment in the little, unnoticed details of life.

We’ve had our HomePod Mini for two or three months now and I am still very pleased with it. We have a HomePod as well and I am amazed by the sound of that, but I think that the Mini trumps it for me because of the quality of the sound from such a small speaker.

I spent the day installing an Orbi WiFi system in our home. The reason was to move from two networks, that we have to cope with two buildings, to one. Smart home devices necessitated much resetting, but I think that it all works now, and Orbi appears to handle the distance.

Your morning rainbow fix 🌈

That first taste of coffee in the morning ☕️

Well I didn’t plan that when I got up this morning, but I am now the owner of a pair of AirPods Pro. Other failing technology and $50 off in Target helped that purchase along.

I watched White Tiger a couple of nights ago and the movie is still sitting with me. ‘Enjoyed’ is not the word I would use to describe the film. Maybe ‘compelling’ is a better fit? Either way, two days on I am still feeling unsettled from the experience. 🍿

Brrrhhh, it’s cold this morning. Admittedly not as cold as those with snow outside their front door, or if you woke up to a frost. But the pre-dawn air, mixed with wind had a sharp edge to it.

A change is as good as a rest.

I’m not thinking clearly and so have decided to bring a task slated for tomorrow, forward to today. I’m heading out to clear my head instead of forcing myself to produce results.

I’m joining the Scan Thing bandwagon. That cup was sitting on the dashboard of my pickup. Amazing!