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Joan McCandlish

Pictures taken on the Big Island of Hawaii, in July and August, 2003.

Click on a thumbnail for a larger image. If you have questions, email joan@tigerplaid.com. All the following ©Joan McCandlish.

green and red

Gecko, Kiwi Gardens B&B, Kailua Kona


Hawaiian-style roadside graffiti: white coral on black lava, North Kona

windswept North Kohala

Remote and windswept North Kohala

Painted Church, Honaunau

Painted Church, Honaunau

Stand of palms, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau

Stand of palms at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau Historical National Park

Dusk at Hale Kona Kai, Kailua Kona

Dusk at Hale Kona Kai condos, Kailua Kona

Sunset, Kailua Kona

Sunset, Kailua Kona

Blue water, black lava, Punalu'u

Blue and white waves crash on black lava shore, Punalu'u

yellow Ginger flower

Yellow ginger by side of road near Volcano Town

Towering palms, Hilo town

Sky-scraping palms, Hilo town

orange flower, Hilo

Unknown flower in tropical garden behind Dolphin Bay Hotel, Hilo

Tree fern in Hilo garden

Tree fern at Dolphin Bay Hotel

Tree fern in jungle garden, Hilo

Garden behind Dolphin Bay Hotel

Halemaumau crater atop Kilauea

Halemaumau Crater at Mt. Kilauea's summit. More on Kilauea volcanic activity at (among other places) USGS Kilauea pages.

Lava at night, Kilauea

Lava flow at night, Kilauea Flats

tropical bloom on forest floor

Flower (name unknown) at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, north of Hilo town

Dwarf pineapple

Dwarf pineapple, HI Tropical Botanical Garden

Another wet tropical plant

A rain-varnished plant at the Tropical Botanical Garden

sunlit ginger flower

Ginger flower between showers, Tropical Botanical Garden

vine-covered palm trunk

Vine-covered palm trunks at the Tropical Botanical Garden


Orchids, HI Tropical Botanical Garden

singed danger sign, Kilauea

End of the road, Kilauea

approaching lava flow

Approaching lava flow, Kilauea Flats

Gecko on torch ginger flower

Gecko on torch ginger, last day in Hawaii