Thursday, October 11, 2012


A   L   O   H   A  !
That sulphurous atmosphere is called
  V O G: Volcanic Smog.

*Scratchy Throat*
*Dull headache*
*Cough Cough*
*Breathing issues*


Fortunately, Honolulu 
usually enjoys a 
North Pacific High
parked north of us,
driving Trade Winds,
the islands'
 natural air conditioning.

But since last Saturday,
Southerly winds have 
crashed our weather party,
bringing haze from 
Kīlauea volcano
 on the Big Island,
4,190 feet (1,277 m) high ]
Erupting since
 January 3, 1983

Kīlauea means "spewing" 
or "much spreading"
 in the Hawaiian language, 
referring to its
 prodigious production
  of lava,
or in this case

"Kona Weather" 

Blue skies and 
fresh air
 have returned!

Now THAT is delight.

" Birds sing after a storm;
 why shouldn't people feel
as free to delight - ? "

Rose Kennedy

What is delighting
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Thanks for visiting!
                   Warmly, cloudia 


Dave King said...

Yes, why don't we all sing in the streets after a spell of awful weather?

Brian Miller said...

i am delighted at the golden sun on the cow fields and the trees just starting to change....its singing to me..

aloha from va

Karen S. said...

Good morning Cloudia- why am I remembering that song- Purple Haze! Must be all that singing. Which the birds are doing again outside right now. I think they are mad about summer being pushed away-Keep singing- Karen

Anonymous said...

That vog makes some lovely shots! So glad to hear fresh air has now returned.

TexWisGirl said...

now that's something i wouldn't have considered there. cool, but not! :)

Daryl said...

its one day til week end .. that's making me very happy aloha!

Charles Gramlich said...

Volcanic fog. Now there's a great title for a story. Glad it has cleared up.

foongpc said...

Oh! Smog from a volcano? At least that's not man made. Here in Malaysia, we are getting the haze from plantation-burning in Indonesia : (

Teresa said...

Love the pictures. It was great to learn about vog.

Myrna R. said...

I am delighted by so many things. A phone call from grandson is at the top of the list today.

I like the weather report. I'm planning to visit Hawaii at the end of the month. You can take credit for much of my decision. Your enticing photos have lured me.

Heidi said...

Interesting post, I am glad that blue sky and sunshine has returned. Have a beautiful day.

rosaria williams said...

Hope your trade winds continue to cool and keep the air clean. We keep forgetting about the on-going volcano.

Windsmoke. said...

Reminds me of the dust storms we get here in summer when the hot northerly wind strips the top soil from farm land then dumps the lot on our city.

The Elephant's Child said...

I had never heard of VOG before. Nasty, nasty, nasty. And yes, today I am rejoicing because we got some much needed rain yesterday. It is windy and chilly today but the plants will be thriving after that rain.
Lovely post, gorgeous photos. Thankk you..

A said...

You always post the best photos :-)

Cloudia said...

Thanks for visiting with us today!

SandyCarlson said...

It's amazing how the vog affects the light. The colors are really something.

Kay said...

Oh yuck! I'm so sorry, Cloudia! This is awful!

Rahul Bhatia said...

Nothing to beat fresh air and lovely pictures:)

Cloudia said...


magiceye said...

Visiting here is always a delight!

Namaste /\ from Mumbai

Anonymous said...

I heard the VOG on Big Island can also spread sulfur fumes, so I've steered clear of Big Island on visits. I like greenery and waterfalls more than barren rock. (Doesn't VOG smell like a livestock truck ahead of your car on a single-lane Kansas highway?

Indrani said...

Yes, interesting photo subject.
Great captures.

Beach Bum said...

What is delighting

Another weekend about to begin.

Reader Wil said...

All your photos are beautiful. Is there anything you cannot do?? You're an author, a photographer, a poet, an observer of people, a psychologist, but above all a good friend. Thank you.
Greetings/groeten from the Netherlands. I hope the vog won't effect you.

John McElveen said...

Visiting here!


Cloudia said...

Thanks SO much

Betty Manousos said...

oh, this is awful!
glad it has cleared up and sunshine has returned.

lovely set of photos you show.