Island Life 10-14-18

The Captain Cook monument is visible in the distance on a clear day in early September. (Suzy Coyne/Community contributor)

Island Life 10-13-18

Two endangered Hawaiian hawks (‘Io) circle above Kohanaiki on Friday. (Simmy McMichael/Community contributor)

About Town 10-12-18

A lehua haole (Calliandra inaequilatera) blooms vibrantly in a Kona neighborhood, its tiny raspberry-red buds attracting dozens of bees to pollinate them. (Laurie Sigel/Community contributor)

Island Life 10-11-18

Thanks the help of an offshore rain cloud, a rainbow brightened Kealakekua Bay on Tuesday morning, with Keei on the left and Manini on the right. (Clint Zavodny/Community contributor)

Island Life 10-08-18

An eagle ray cruised right past a swimmer in Kailua Bay on Sunday. (Donna Goodale/Community contributor)