State flower of Hawaii
Our fearless leader... was an excellent guide.
Lost in a crowd of people inside the crater....hmmmmm
I liked the peacock luminescence of some of the lava.
"Do I have to follow all those people?"
and different textures
"Do I REALLY have to follow all those people?"
ahhh, alone again~~~
How excited I was to find olivene, which actually may be peridot! I didn't realize it came from volcanoes? Pretty cool!
olivene from the crater
This is good.
It took over 30 years for this lava lake to cool. One time, when they were doing a sample to get the temp, they pushed the core sampler down and it started a whole new eruption. That would be an "Oooppps" wouldn't you think?
I think it took a little bit of force to push this one up.
green in the glass desert.