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May, 2004 - Issue #36
BOB AND CAMILLE AT HOME ON MAUI
We started the month by attending a wedding in beautiful Iao (EEE Yow) Valley. For a look at more photo of Hoss and Kathy, go to our Yahoo Photo Album.
Pamela snapped this photo of Blackie on Mother's Day. She and Shaun are enjoying the addition of these two rascals to their household.
SURE CURE FOR BOREDOM
The little boy is a very handsome devil and he seems to know this. The kittens were born a week after Pamela's knee surgery, providing her with a decent distraction to what might have been a boring recovery.
INSIDE AND OUT
The little girl has more stripes in her coat than her brother. Blackie's companion, Steve, seems bored with babysitting on the kitten's first day outside. Blackie keeps a wide open eye out for danger as the kittens wade around in the grass.
In preparation for Camille's 50th birthday, Bob has already begun showering her with gifts. Among them, this set of Tiddley Winks is proving to be a great deal of fun.
We play on this silk prayer mat from Saudia Arabia. Bob has had this interesting piece of art for many years. Camille is fond of the camels.
BLAST FROM THE PAST
We couldn't resist adding this archived photo of Camille in China from October 1998. True to form, she had taken advantage of the situation and gotten away with something. When Bob handed the camel handler payment for Camille's ride, she took her hand off the camel's lead chain for a moment. Camille seized the opportunity to see whether camels respond to the same cues as horses, turned the camel around and headed off across the parking lot. This photo was snapped after the poor handler had run over and regained control of her animal.
This is a common sight in Hawaii. Big people riding in the wrong end of a pick up bed. We are amazed that more people don't break the locks on the tailgate and fall out. Where we came from, the safest and most comfortable way to ride in a pick up truck was up against the cab, sheltered from the wind. We can't help but wonder how many bugs these island style riders end up with in their hair and teeth.
People actually seem to prefer riding in the back regardless of whether there is room for them in the cab. We recently saw two huge women riding up against the tailgate while the driver sat alone up front.
On May 18, Camille mowed the backyard with our silent rotary mower. The lawn, which was quite sparse when we moved in last May has responded in spectacular fashion to this wonderfully wet year.
THE SAME YARD A YEAR AGO
This is what the yard looked like when we moved in May 18, 2003 after a series of dry years.
Kahakuloa Head from Makawao on a Sunday morning.
The agapanthus are in bloom alongside this tidy Makawao yard.
These two pictures also caught Camille's eye on her walk to the Post Office May 23rd.
Meanwhile, back in the garden, Bob had fashioned potato towers from cardboard and old fencing.
WITH OR WITHOUT
This is our view of the old Haleakala Dairy pastures from our house complete with power lines.
This is our view without the power lines. It amazes us how well our brains screen out unwanted information. When we gaze across the street, we seldom see the power lines. But pictures don't lie and when we photograph a particularly pleasing scene they seem to be everywhere.
SOMEONE BOUGHT A NEW CAR
On May 25th, Willie and Annie Nelson picked up their new Mercedes at the dock and drove it directly to Pacific Biodiesel for their first fill. Bob King caught Bob in the act of applying the company bumper sticker while Willie smiles for the camera
DON'T FORGET MEMORIAL DAY
Memorial Day is a good day to go to the beach. For More photos, click on Memorial Day.
LYCHEES IN THE SUN
We were home before noon after our little Memorial Day getaway and found it to be just as beautiful Upcountry as it was in South Maui. The lychee tree in our backyard is heavy with ripening fruit.
ZZ relaxes in the shade of the lychee tree after enjoying a nice snack on the last day of the month.
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