The Ring of Fire, right? Well, I might not have known I was smack dab in the middle of it aside from the type of rock everywhere unless I saw for myself some activity. OK, I'm overstating, to what end I haven't a clue. Comedic effect, maybe. I really just want to show you some pictures. But first, I have to find a map.
The two pictures above are of the Kilauea caldera.
The below building met its demise at the hand of Mauna Loa. Had the particular flow been 100 feet further to its north, it might be more than a photo op. (We weren't the only ones to stop.)
Today I learned that the below flower is found on the `ohi`a lehua (Metrosideros polymorpha), what is referred to as a pioneer plant, as it id one of the first plants to establish itself in an area of recent volcanic activity. It matures into a sizable tree that is also found within the islands jungles.
Tomorrow we leave for Oahu.
I won't miss the roosters crowing at 2222hrs.