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November, 2003 - Issue #30

 

BOB AND CAMILLE AT HOME ON MAUI

 

 

INSPIRATION

 

 

November 2nd was one of those days that inspired camera work.  It has been a month of heavy rain alternating with clear, bright days and this was one of the bright ones.

 

EVERYTHING'S COMING UP ROSES

John went to Thailand and we took a stab at tending his roses.  Every couple of days we were able to bring two dozen fine blooms into our house for display.  This is the view from above of four vases on our living room carpet.

Camille arranges roses while on the phone with her brother, Mike.  Some of our horse icons are in the background - a picture Bob bought in China and a hanging Indian pony that Shirley gave us.

This bad man is very pleased with his custom made flower arrangement.  Camille chose his favorites and placed them in a bud vase of cut glass from Aunt Ibby. 

 

TOO HOT TO HANDLE

Cookie fools around with some hot stuff in the backyard.  We are growing the hottest pepper in the world - habenaro and using it to season up our soups and stews.

 

FUELING AROUND

Bob is the new guy at Pacific Biodiesel. On Mondays, he arrives early and picks up the fuel truck.

Pacific Whale Foundation's tour boat, Ocean Odyssey awaits their Monday morning biodiesel delivery.

 

NEW SHAWL

Camille couldn't resist purchasing this red wrap and intends to wear it to the next wedding.  She used it to give this old blue dress a facelift and wore the pair out to see a concert - Little Feat at the MACC (Maui Arts and Cultural Center.)

 

THE OBLIGATORY GARDEN PICTURE

And this is how our abundant back yard garden looked in mid-November.

 

THANKSGIVING

 

We celebrated by inviting Pamela and Shaun to our new place for dinner.  Shaun decided he really liked this chair that we inherited from Bob's ex-coworker, John Effland.  The chair is a somewhat complicated contraption, but once you settle into it, there is no need to go anywhere else.

 

HABANERO HARVEST

We all decided to taste a piece of hot pepper.  Notice we are using chopsticks and a fork to keep those fiery juice off our fingers.  Shaun is wearing a tee shirt that says "Your Fries Give Me Gas" in honor of Biodiesel which he runs in his Maui Recycling Service fleet and in the Biobeetle Rental Cars.

    "Eeeyikes, these are hot!" Pamela seemed to say, when she tasted her slice of fresh habanero pepper.

 

TOFURKEY TIME

After two hours of fragrant vapors coming form the oven, it was time to pull out the Tofurkey Roast and carve it up.  Camille mashes potatoes while Bob flirts with the idea of carving up this vegan Turkey substitute.

 

BUT FIRST...

 

We had to clown around a little bit.

 

DOWN TO BUSINESS

 

Bob looks on as Camille dives into this succulent piece of tofu and seitan.

 

DIESEL DEBUT

On November 29th, the Chevron station in Paia, opened a pump which makes B-20 (a mix of 20% biodiesel and 80% petroleum based diesel) available to the general public.  

This is a photo of the blessing at the new pump.

Bob and Kelly King, Mayor Alan Arakawa, Mary Jane McBarnett, and the Chevron representative attended the blessing.  Mary Jane is Gill McBarnett's mother-in-law.

Mary Jane McBarnett shakes hands with the Hawaiian priest who gave the blessing.

 

STILL LIFE, WITH ALOHA

Bob received these beautiful lemons and tangerines as a gift from a person who dropped off aluminum cans at Aloha Recycling on November 29.  It is not unusual to receive gifts of home-grown produce from people you meet during the day.  If you have a tree that is dropping fruit, you may find yourself exchanging fruit as well as giving it away as you make your way though the day.

 

RAIN LIKE YOU WOULDN'T BELIEVE

   

As we enter the rainy season, it isn't unusual to catch a couple of hundred gallons of rainwater in one afternoon simply by placing containers under the downspouts.   On this day, after three inches, the rain stopped at dusk and the sky was bathed in an unnaturally rosy glow.

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