Autumn 2006

Through this peri­od, it seems we backed off from any big projects. We had some trav­el planned and for the next few months, one or the oth­er or both of us would be off island.

It was dur­ing Lisa’s trip to the Mainland that I built our front door out of trop­i­cal hard­wood pal­lets I had sal­vaged. It turned out rather nice; an open frame of lapped boards with an inset for the screen frames top and bot­tom. For some rea­son I was unable to take a decent pic­ture of it; it may be fea­tured some oth­er time.

First, it was a sur­prise trip to the Grand Wailea Maui, cour­tesy of our friend Syd from Sedona. She just showed up and insist­ed we enjoy a fab­u­lous lux­u­ri­ous week­end with her and her assis­tant. It was thourogh­ly enjoy­able, esp­cial­ly the full day in the spa. Very nice.

early morning view of Kahoolawe from our room at the Grand Wailea

This next series of shots are just to set the stage of devel­op­met at this time. Much of the space has set­tled into a place where it can steadi­ly grow. We have the veg­gie gar­den:

Our veggie garden in October 2006

Sugar Cane, Beans (a tasty, big, fat pur­ple kind), sweet pota­toes (also the pur­ple kind!), galan­gal, blue basil (for the bees), aspara­gus and let­tuce. Kea (the cat) can be seen sur­vey­ing her gar­den next to the nurs­ery plants.

The Nursery area

This is where we hold trees and shrubs until they find their place on the land.

The mango palace

This is a nice shot of the Mango Palace in it’s lit­tle cor­ner of the place. It’s got a mas­sage table in there now (belong­ing to our house­mate at the time, Deborah Burnham).

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