A King Tide is a non-scientific term people often use to describe exceptionally high tides.

Tides are long-period waves that roll around the planet as the ocean is “pulled” back and forth by the gravitational pull of the moon and the sun as these bodies interact with the Earth in their monthly and yearly orbits.

Higher than normal tides typically occur during a new or full moon and when the Earth is at its perigee, or during specific seasons around the country


For more information for Hawaii “Tide Predictions” check http://ccsr.seagrant.soest.hawaii.edu/king-tides

Photo Courtesy of Photo Club member, Derek Kano.

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Rose Parade, Pasadena, California

Contribution of Michael Poore

I had the good fortune to attend the Rose Parade in Pasadena this year.  It was the 128th parade.  Through friends of mine I was able to have a seat in the grandstands about twenty feet away from the floats.  We were also given a tour just for the three of us through one of the barns where the floats are assembled.  Image 1 shows some of the assembly working progress.  Image two shows more of the work and image three shows the float in the parade.

Hawaii’s float, “Spirit of Hawaii” was near the front of the parade.  It was the winner of the Sweepstakes Trophy this year.  Images four and five show our float.

David Hockney – El conocimiento secreto

Photographer Featured:
David Hockney http://www.hockneypictures.com/home.php

David Hockney, OM, CH, RA (born 9 July 1937) is an English painter, draughtsman, printmaker, stage designer and photographer. An important contributor to the pop art movement of the 1960s, he is considered one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century.[1][2]

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1st Annual Friends of Lili`uokalani Gardens Photo Calendar Contest!

The contest winners  are:                                           

Grand Prize winner is Kenneth Jackson for his image “Angel Crossing”

Alan Lakritz for his image  “The Bridge of Tides”

Debra L Newbery for her image “Bamboo Pagoda”

Kenneth Jackson for his image “Winter Day 3”

Kornelius Schorle for his image “Walk With Me”

K.T. Canon Eger for her image “Nagasaki Lion Picnic”

Paul Miyasaki for his image “Liliuokalani Nene”

Steve Godszak for his image “Nature’s Shapes n Colors”

Steve Pollard for his image “Wahine Hula”

Toby Hazel for her image “Tea Room View”

Valerie A. Victorine for her image “Liliuokalani Shrine”

Vernon L. Enriques for his image “All the Park”

Carol Jean Wence

Mary Bowman-DeMent

Toby Hazel

The photographers names whose images were also included on the calendar as smaller thumbnails. 

They are as follows:

Paul Miyasaki

Carol Jean Wence

Mary Bowman-DeMent

Toby Hazel

Lee Schechtman

Vernon Enriques

Bill Eger

Steve Godzsak

Debra Newbery

Steve Pollard

Kenneth Jackson

Gala Lirette

Valerie Victorine

Carol Jean Wence

Jan Asano

Rod Miller

Photo Courtesy: Faith Cloud
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