Photo of the Day 4 March 2008

Lanai Island, Hawaii, 1997
Photograph by Jim Richardson
Overcoming a swell of threatening clouds, the heavens part over Hawaii's Lanai Island, bestowing a celestial glow on a patchwork of former pineapple fields. Lanai once produced almost 75 percent of the world's pineapples; today, as production moves to cheaper markets overseas, Hawaiian farmers are converting their fields into solar energy farms.