This Carnival goes to the birds!

The 29th Carnival of Aloha is going to take flight this month.  It’s not only about the birds but they do have quite a large say in this one.  Our transportation has the first really BIG say!

Hawaiian Airlines plane landing at Kahului Airport

Hey, I never said what kind of bird!  Besides, we always need a method of transportation to get around our Carnival so we’ll just borrow a Hawaiian Airlines “bird” for our cyber journey.  I don’t think they’ll mind.  Besides, we really need that big bird to get to our first ride and get home again!

San Diego Zoo put together quite an extensive series of articles about Hawaii’s endangered birds that can be seen by scrolling through  the voluminous articles in their Archive for the ‘Hawaii Bird Project’ Category.  I stumbled onto this treasure trove of articles by accident and it led to us taking the Carnival flying this month.

I have to admit that I do love my little airplane picture.  Sometimes the right thing just happens at the right time.  It did for our friend, Nathan!

Nathan caught a bird in action while looking to share a post all about Fireworks, Fishing and Freaking Rats! He shares this, and more, over at his Kam Family Blog.  Thanks, Nathan, nice catch!  The bird I mean, not the fish.

We all know how important it is for Hawai’i to protect and preserve its land and wildlife.  Sometimes we have to do whatever we can to make sure this happens!

Sheila reminds us to drive carefully and watch the Signs of Hawaii: Nene Crossing posted over at  It is a funny thing to see and so worthy of a photo — cute sign!  This Carnival has to send out big kudos to the zoos!  That is our State bird and the only place you will find a nene goose on O’ahu, it’s sad to say, is at the Honolulu Zoo.  We cannot emphasize enough, the importance of the ongoing preservation efforts.

We also have an overabundance of some birds!  On a slightly lighter note,

Elsie (my sister) was wondering just What is that SMELL?  She tells us all about it in her new blog, My Life as a Property Manager.  I couldn’t resist adding this one to the fun!  I had to giggle at my sister’s overactive imagination and paranoia.  I thought I had the market on that!  Be sure to read this comical story!

We don’t have to all go to the birds — we can stay grounded and head for the water like out next Carnival “rides.”

Cynthia Hoskins tells us all about Turtle Independence Day at Mauna Lani Bay posted over at asynchronicity.  She wishes us all, “Aloha from the Big Island, Cynthia”  This is the cutest thing!  I didn’t even know about this event.  Thank you, Cynthia, for catching it for us!

The turtles aren’t the only thing headed for the ocean.  Our friend, Mel, educates us with some fascinating information and some of those trademark-wonderful photos!

mel shares A Day Aboard the Supercarrier USS Ronald Reagan posted over at Mel’s Internet Universe Weblog, saying, “How about taking a trip to nowhere aboard a super sized aircraft carrier? That’s exactly what I did on July 6. Read my account on my blog.” That sounds like a great idea!

Evelyn (me) tells a story about a whirlwind trip to Maui and then shares What happens when kama’aina play tourist! While looking for the similarities and differences between islands, the discovery of a strange bird is just one of the peculiar things uncovered in this post.  Preservation and the overabundance of chickens (with their feathers on) both strike a very familiar chord with our Carnival topics.

Squidoo has an interesting “lens” called Birding in Hawaii with Grandma.  There’s a whole bunch of information to be found about Hawaii’s birds on this link. If you’re an Internet enthusiast and you’re not familiar with Squidoo, and all of the lenses it provides, you might want to check it out.  There are people writing about almost every topic — not just birds!

We’ve landed and gotten our feet wet at this Carnival but now we need to come in for a landing and get those feet on the ground.  We need something to help us relax — like lavender!

AKL Maui has a blog too!  Your host (me) went to Maui and was sure to see them and here they share how AKL Maui Travels to the KCC Farmers Market to bring their wares to O’ahu and share them with us!  Kapiolani Community College is a great place to be on Saturday mornings — especially when Ali’i Kula Lavender is in town!

This was fun — with or without the feathers!  Please remember to join us for the September Carnival (the 3rd anniversary of the Carnival of Aloha!) by submitting your blog article using our carnival submission form.  Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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  • 1 Fly On Over To the Blog Carnival of Aloha // Aug 19, 2010 at 6:01 am

    […] Go Visit Hawaii suggests that you go visit  to latest blog carnival of Aloha at Homespun Honolulu.There’s a good collection of blog posts from a variety of Hawaii bloggers. Most of the posts have […]

  • 2 Nathan Kam // Aug 19, 2010 at 11:31 am

    Aloha and thanks so much for including my blog on your carnival of birds. That happened to be quite a lucky shot to say the least. Thank you for compiling and sharing these other great blogs. I now have more reading to do.


  • 3 Evelyn // Aug 19, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Hi Nathan! Don’t you love it when stuff like that happens? Those perfect moments that happen right in front of your camera are the best!

    Thanks for sharing your post and I’m sorry to hear that the papaya tree was cut down. That’s a heck of a way to evict a rat! 🙂 Ick!

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