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Jul 23
Ma`o blossom, our endemic Hawaiian cotton, against the copper bush, both showing off their brilliant colors in the sun. I love the laciness of the cotton’s bud sheath.  (at In the garden)

Ma`o blossom, our endemic Hawaiian cotton, against the copper bush, both showing off their brilliant colors in the sun. I love the laciness of the cotton’s bud sheath. 
(at In the garden)


Jul 22
Yay! We are finally getting our share of the rain!  (at In the garden)

Yay! We are finally getting our share of the rain! 
(at In the garden)


Remember that sharp-edged paddle plant kalanchoe which looked like a wannabe broccoli when its bud stems first shot out? It’s in full bloom now, true to itself in glorious triumph, and unlike broccoli, it won’t get eaten!  (at In the garden)

Remember that sharp-edged paddle plant kalanchoe which looked like a wannabe broccoli when its bud stems first shot out? It’s in full bloom now, true to itself in glorious triumph, and unlike broccoli, it won’t get eaten! 
(at In the garden)


I wonder: are hau blossoms an edible hibiscus? They are blooming in abundance now - and falling - gracing the ground with wonderful summer color and I’ve been raking them up as cheerful adds to the compost tumblers.  (at Living on the Big Island)

I wonder: are hau blossoms an edible hibiscus? They are blooming in abundance now - and falling - gracing the ground with wonderful summer color and I’ve been raking them up as cheerful adds to the compost tumblers. 
(at Living on the Big Island)


Jul 21

fastcompany:

Kids Need A Flashlight To Read This Adorable Pop-up Book

Motion Silhouette tells a story through its shadows.

Reading by flashlight when you’re supposed to be asleep is practically a rite of passage for kids. An adorable new children’s book celebrates that tradition.

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So brilliant.


“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.” Rudyard Kipling (via fourteendrawings)

(via fourteendrawings)


#naturebreak after a morning’s work at the computer :: pruned the #stevia and laying it out to dry.  (at Life at home)

#naturebreak after a morning’s work at the computer :: pruned the #stevia and laying it out to dry. 
(at Life at home)


Pleasant surprise :: my dwarf pomegranate is fruiting. I’ve thought of this as an ornamental plant and really didn’t expect this to happen, but I’m happy it did for the prospects of propagating it.  (at In the garden)

Pleasant surprise :: my dwarf pomegranate is fruiting. I’ve thought of this as an ornamental plant and really didn’t expect this to happen, but I’m happy it did for the prospects of propagating it. 
(at In the garden)


Jul 20
Late afternoon walk through the July garden, snapping photos of whatever caught my eye. Relaxing place to be though the air was very humid, thanks to Tropical Storm Wali passing east side over the islands (we’re on the west side). (at In the garden)

Late afternoon walk through the July garden, snapping photos of whatever caught my eye. Relaxing place to be though the air was very humid, thanks to Tropical Storm Wali passing east side over the islands (we’re on the west side).
(at In the garden)


The calamansi is still delivering the goods; we clip a bunch like this daily, and I’ll spend part of my Sunday juicing them.  (at In the garden)

The calamansi is still delivering the goods; we clip a bunch like this daily, and I’ll spend part of my Sunday juicing them. 
(at In the garden)


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