Saturday, August 11, 2018

King Tide

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 Moon is at its perigee, or during specific seasons around the country.

King Tides provide a glimpse into future of what our shorelines may look like on a more regular basis as a result of rising sea levels. We know that global mean sea level is rising at an increasing pace. Pacific Island communities are especially vulnerable to the impacts of sea level rise because so many of our homes, businesses, agriculture lands, cultural and historic sites, and important ecosystems are located in low-lying coastal areas. With sea level rise today’s extreme high tide will be tomorrow’s norm and the impact of King Tide events can help us better understand and prepare for sea level rise.

Photographs were taken over the past several days of King Tides along the southern shores of O'ahu, Hawai'i, participating in the University of Hawai’i Sea Grant College program’s Hawai’i and Pacific Islands King Tides Project.

photo:King Tide laps at the Pearl Harbor Bicycle Trail in Aiea, Hawai'i
 bruce behnke 2018
public domain granted for scientific purposes

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

flamboyant nature

apple banana tree
fruit and flower

on the grounds of 
Honbushin International Center
central O'ahu plains

photo: (c) bruce behnke 2018

Monday, July 30, 2018

envision cool

dive under the water's surface
coolness envelopes your face
stay submerged as long as you are able
savoring the cool, cool pacific waters
after surfacing, envision the coolness
keep the memory stored away
so you can return to it often

photo: O'ahu, Hawai'i
Bruce Behnke

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

river effect

You can't be unhappy 
in the middle of a big, beautiful river.

Aichi Prefecture

photo: bruce behnke

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

July Snow

American Rockies
Snow pack on July 2, 2018

photo: © bruce behnke

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Hawaii June

photo: Waianae Coast Range
O'ahu, Hawai'i

(c) bruce behnke 2018

Saturday, June 9, 2018


I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
~Albert Einstein

Photo: Aichi Prefecture, Japan
© Bruce Behnke 2018