Dec 3, 2008

Da vog

As Kilauea continues to vent over on the big island of Hawaii and West Maui's trade breezes die away to puffs we get steamy afternoons and remarkable pastel sunsets.

The daytime sky takes on the appearance of a mid-winter day in the Pacific Northwest when the vog (volcanic smog) settles in. If it weren't for the palms and 80 degree ocean water, you might think you're on the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

To consider that this atmosphere is created by an active volcano on an island just over there can give one pause. So I don't think about it. I just take pictures when the sunset is particuarily lovely and turn the ceiling fan to "high".

1 comment:

  1. Luck for you the vog is "over there." For some of us, it's "over here" (that is, "over us"!)

    Aloha from the Big Island. ;-}