The Kona Times

blog showing the changes that are taking place in Kona, Hawai'i, with photographs and commentary by artist / photographer Randy Magnus.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Kona Daifukuji Soto Mission Obon Festival 2014






A few shots during the Kona Daifukuji Soto Mission Bon Dance, 2014.

(photos by Randy Magnus)

Monday, June 16, 2014

King Kamehameha Day Parade in Kailua Kona Hawaii 2014






Celebrating King Kamehameha Day in Kailua Village.

(photos by Randy Magnus)


Thursday, June 12, 2014

King Kamehameha Day in North Kohala 2014





In North Kohala they celebrated King Kamehameha Day with the
annual draping of leis on the original King Kamehameha statue.

(photos by Randy Magnus)


Monday, May 26, 2014

High School Graduation on Big Island of Hawai'i, 2014

Ka'u High





Konawaena High





It was a weekend of graduations, complete with the giving of the leis
here on the Island of Hawai'i.  


(photos by Randy Magnus)

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Magic Sands Beach in May



We started this month with a sandy beach and no waves.
Then the southern swell came and brought back the rocks 
at Magic Sands Beach in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

(photos by Randy Magnus)

Elvin Bishop Brought His Chicago-Style Blues to Kona, Hawaii



Chicago-style Blues guitarist Elvin Bishop headlined an evening
of blues at the Sheraton Kona Resort.
It was good to see Elvin as we talked about his former 
alto sax player and friend, Daddy Ray.
A great show for fans of the blues.

(photos by Randy Magnus)