(Photos) October feels like summer time on Oahu (2022)

Summer may be a memory though the second Aloha Saturday of October was reason enough to chance the beach, take in some nature looks!

I picked up a friend to do some errands in Diamond Head then continued out to Waimanalo via Hawaii Kai side.


(October 2022. Kapiolani Community College) I like to stop by the campus and look at their cactus garden and other plants.


(October 2022. Kapiolani Community College) These trees line the parking lot along Monsaratt Avenue…


(October 2022. Kapiolani Community College) Close up of the pink flowers in the garden on campus.


(October 2022. Kapiolani Community College) These pops of pink and white were found in between stairways. Most of the blooms were crowded with ants making busy work so I didn’t dare get close to find out if they were fragrant or not!


(October 2022. Kapiolani Community College) I tried to captured the shadows created by this sculpture and only I am super stoked about it! This piece is called “Spirit Way” by Shawn K.L. Browne, part of the Art in Public Places program sponsored by the Hawai’i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.


(October 2022. Kapiolani Community College) Plaque for the “Spirit Way” sculpture.


(October 2022. Kapiolani Community College) Another reason I like the KCC campus is how it’s on a hillside with buildings connected by walkways and stairs. It reminds me of Lahainaluna High School’s campus on Maui! Near on the of the many stairways, trees anchor the sloping hill between the classrooms and driveway.


(October 2022. Makapu’u) Leaving Waimanalo, I saw the moon looking massive near the Makapu’u Lighthouse area. This is the Waxing Gibbous moon phase, the day before a Full Moon (which occurred at 10:54 a.m. on Sunday, October 9, 2022).


(October 2022. Kapiolani Community College) From a distance, these white flowers resemble plumeria to me. When I zoomed in, I noticed the thorny branches. Doing a Google search lead me down a “Madagascar palm” thread though maybe it’s a relative?