Snow-capped Mauna Loa

Mauna Loa

Mauna Loa in winter
Location: Big Island, Hawaii

Every year, from late Autumn through late Spring, Hawaii's two tallest mountains -- Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa -- are capped with snow.   This is a winter view of Mauna Loa, photographed from my back garden.   The name means 'long mountain, in the Hawaiian language.

To see photos of the snow on Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa's nearby neighbor, click here and here.

8 comments:

Becky and Gary said...

Bobbie, I love this picture. The palm trees, and the beautiful flowers. They look like Azaleas.
B.

BNS said...

Thank you, Becky. The flowers are Bougainvillea -- very popular flowering hedge in Hawaii.

Bobbie

Stormy said...

Beautiful Scene. I hope you have it hanging on a wall.

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Mojo said...

Who knew? The only time I was ever in Hawaii was in August, and that was only on Oahu so I didn't get to see the "smoking guns" at all. Snow on top of a live volcano... that just seems counter-intuitive.

But it's a great shot regardless!

Barbara Martin said...

Love the colour of the flowers.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Wow. That's just beautiful. I love the entire photo and then I love how snow covered the mountain is in the background. Great shot! I never think of snow and Hawaii but there it is!
:-)

BNS said...

Thank you all.

@ Stormy - No, don't have it framed and hanging on the wall. I just have to look out my window to see it.

@ Mojo - You are right -- it does seem counter-intuitive that there would be snow on an active volcano, but there it is!

@ Barbara - This magenta is the most common color for Bougainvillea, but it comes in many other colors, too.

@ 2Sweet - Yup -- There it is!

Bobbie

Ruth Baldacchino said...

very nice pic and nice scene to see with your own eyes!