The volcanic eruption from Kilauea crater on the Big Island of Hawaii began in 1983 and has been continuous ever since, with lava flowing through natural underground tubes as well as along the surface.

Today’s Honolulu Advertiser has an interesting story about all this. There is mention in the piece about the Royal Garden subdivision, which once consisted of several hundred homes. No more. One by one, the lava re-took the land and the houses with it … all but one, last I heard.

At any rate, this is just one more reason why this is such a fascinating place. I feel very fortunate to have lived here for close to 50 years.

By the way, today is a milestone, albeit one of very little note: this is the 500th post to appear on this blog. Whew!