Friday, October 24, 2008

The View and a Virtual Tour of the Yard

How can I possibly caption this?Her first painting! She'd be like a pint-sized Marla Olmstead! Oh wait.

Non traditional techniques draw comparison to Pollack.
Nothing like going for a walk at noon on a sweltering 90 degree day with 100 percent humidity....with all of your stuffed animals!
They view from our road...
This thing is growing over our fence... looks like indonesian sculpture more than plant-life
Red Ginger in our yard...
Rosie picking the plumarias from our several plumaria trees

Our Samoan coconut tree, and Rosie racing between it and the Lychee tree
And picking oranges-- the tree is heavy with 'em. I've made orange juice and tonight we'll have orange sorbet for dessert. or maybe for dinner. It's hot.
The "front" door"
The "front" yard
The road from the "back"-- really the functional entrance to the house.
Pretty gorgeous, eh? It rains in short demanding bursts-- like timpani on our corrugated tin roof. And the dem chickens! At 6 am it's like a crazy chicken inferno outside-- hundreds of roosters crowing over and over, hundreds of hens bokbokboking in urgent unison. So Loud! We also have really beautiful white cattle egrets flapping around all over the place-- they fly up off the ground so suddenly its like a piece of newsprint caught in an updraft. And the other day I saw an odd dark-bodied bird about the size of a blue-jay in the rafters of the carport. He had a long black tail that he flipped like a New Zealand fantail and a really beautiful loud song-- very melodic, like a Japanese uguisu. I think we may have an actual native Hawaiian bird wandering around!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Monday, October 20, 2008

A Little Bit More of Kauai

Roasy Roaring
Glass Sands beach-- the black-looking sand is actually all small and rounded grains of multicolored glass from industrial waste. Lovely!
The dry and deserted old russian fort in Waimea, Kauai

Tourists watching queen Emalani come into the hula festival on her mount.
Hula dancers at Kokee park up in the highlands

Rosie loved watching the dancers and the drummers-- oddly from the sidelines, since there's not actually any place for an audience-- just a big empty tent with queen emalani and her attendant. So the throngs of tourists and dancer-parents can only sit behind the dancers, or far off to the side. The pictures above I actually took from backstage, getting lots of stinkeye from various official looking people with cameras and loin cloths.

the movers came!

rosie in her chair
and rosie in her chair!
awesome bumper sticker:
night marchers car club.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Bloggy Note

Well I've just changed my settings so now we should be able to accept comments. I also added a "follower" application, like a ghetto facebook friends heap.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

A Little bit of Kauai

At the Kona Airport

Lapperts ice cream is reason enough to move to kauai
My reaction to househunting
Rosie's reaction to riding on a real train!
And feeding all these fat luau-fodders day old bread from the train. She still talks about it a week later: Train! Fun! Pigzuh! Throw! Bread! I think it made an impression.

Goodbye party

I thought these deserved their own post. Thanks for seeing us off, friends!