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February, 2004 - Issue #33

 

BOB AND CAMILLE AT HOME ON MAUI

 

Happy Valentine's Day!

SURPRISED!

Will it be a card and chocolates? 

 

Or will it be beer?

Bob's brew pub just keeps cranking out the beer.

 

THE GEMINI

  

Only a Libra (someone who can see both sides) like Bob could be comfortable living with these two women.

 

SAWDUST

Ever on the lookout for good compost cover material, Bob made arrangements to harvest this sawdust from a friendly carpenter's workshop.

 

HAPPY TIME

The African Violets are extremely happy this time of year.

 

Bob definitely has a green thumb and the photographer's eye to go with it.

 

WHALE DAY

The Humpbacked Whales have been incredibly active during their breeding season this year.  Our friend, Richard Clemons took this picture of a mother (the tail) and her calf (on the right) playing.  He was so close that he got doused with salt water when this whale slapped its tail and dove.   On February 14th, we went down to Kalama Park to celebrate Whale Day.  For more photos click on the photo or the link.

 

SUNDAY BRUNCH

What a fantastic man!  After five and a half days at work, Bob somehow manages to whip up some BLTs for a Sunday brunch.  The 'bacon' part of these tasty treats is made from soy and is cooking in the oven while Bob prepares the lettuce and tomato part.  Don't forget the mayonnaise! 

 

BOUGAINVILLEA VIEW 

The rainy season has been good for the pastures on Haleakala.  Fuchsia colored bougainvillea frames the view across the street from our home.

 

MACRO

 

We treated ourselves to a new camera which has even more bells and whistles than the old one.  Bob had some fun trying out the macro lens.

 

SPIDER SEASON

 

The rain brings bugs, which brings spiders.  This beautiful creature lives in our garden.  Add the many flowering Ti plants for a visual delight.  

 

WASTE NOT

Maui EKO Composting takes all the waste sludge, ground pallets, greenwaste and paper and turns it into rich compost at the landfill.

 

WANT NOT

This is the fluffy cover material which is used in the same way we will be using that sawdust.

 

OUT OF THE FRYER AND INTO THE FUEL TANK

Also located at the landfill, Pacific Biodiesel takes waste cooking oil and turns it into diesel fuel.  Here Bob explains the manufacturing process to a group of Maui Community College Students.

Bob has spent enough time out here to understand the purpose of each and every tank, hose and valve.

 

OHIA LEHUA

This indigenous native Hawaiian tree is in full bloom.  Legend says that it will rain if you pick one of these blossoms.  The story goes that the goddess Pele (responsible for volcanic eruptions and hot lava) turned Ohia into this ugly tree when he refused her advances.  He was in love with Lehua, he told her and that didn't set too well with her.  The other deities took pity on the poor couple and turned Lehua into these pretty blossoms so that they could forever remain together.

 

WHAT'S SUSI UP TO?    

And why is she carrying this big stick?  To find out click on the photo or Susi's Neighborhood.

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