In particular, Hawaiian Islands. And maybe Pismawallops Island, or some approximation thereof :)
It's Photo Thursday, and we're going to the Big Island of Hawaii. A few of my favorite shots from our 2012 visit:
We began our trip to the Big Island with Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The volcano didn't cooperate with flows of hot lava, but it did bubble and steam a bit for us.
I really liked the contrasts between fresh(ish) lava and the vegetation rapidly taking over.
When the volcano closes a road, it is CLOSED!
Transitions from lava to rich rainforest were quick. I couldn't get over the fiddleheads on the tree ferns.
Nothing like pizza made on a one-burner camp stove! This will have to do instead of ice cream--that all got eaten before any pictures could be taken.
We did spend a little time on beaches (not much--we burn too easily!), but usually without our cameras. This was a classic Hawaiian morning on the east side of the Island, taken from camp.
And, for a different sort of island. . . I'm pretty sure Pismawallops Island is out there somewhere (photo is of the northern San Juan Islands, taken from Lummi Island, Washington State).