Some photos from Christmas in Oahu, Hawaii.

just off the plane, riding through downtown Honolulu, blasted with humidity--aloha!

It rained once in a while--usually a warm downpour that ended quickly

ukulele stand

a view of the ocean from the top of Diamond Head (Leahi)--Honolulu's highest point

the Diamond Head beach lighthouse from above

a sunset scene, Waikiki

crashing waves, Makapuu Point lighthouse in the distance

koi!

black swan

a buddha at the entrance of the Byodo-In temple

The Byodo-In temple near Kaneohe is a replica of a 900 year-old temple in Uji, Japan

bamboo

an unfurling fern

Honolulu's Chinatown had crazy tropical fruit

the Aloha Tower, once Honolulu's tallest building

clear water in Kailua Bay

sk paddling toward the Mokulua Islands

souvenirs aplenty

you had to claim a spot early on Waikiki beach

Ala Wai Canal in Honolulu

Waikiki at night

Diamond Head at the end of Waikiki beach

Waikiki sunrise