February 2011 Archives

Things I wonder about….

We don’t get much thunder and lightning here, but last week it was a spectacular show of flashes across the ocean. And I wondered…..do whales or other sea creatures ever get hit by lightning? Apparently, I’m not the only one who has wondered….. And why do egrets stand on the backs of cattle and horses…. And why does someone (obviously with a pea-sized brain) park her shopping cart…SIDEWAYS…..across the middle of an aisle on a Continue reading

Bromeliad

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Hundreds of different varieties….including our favorite, the Pineapple

Allemanda

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quote – illegitimi

Illegitimi Non Carborundum!

quote – be a marine

Sweat dries. Blood clots. Bones heal. Suck it up, be a Marine.

A Ray of Sunshine

It wasn’t a bad day today.  But it does get depressing when every patient on my service is dealing with the accumulation of many medical problems… Ninety-three year old stroke victims. Fifty-seven year old alcoholics with teminal liver disease. Eighty-five year old with congestive heart failure. It tends to wear on me after awhile. So, after another day of it today, I gratefully headed toward the elevator to go out to my car. Just before Continue reading

Poinsettia

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Sunset at Kawaihai….

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…as paddlers do their thing

Plumeria

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Noni Fruit

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Supposedly the cure-all for whatever ails ya.  If you can get past the smell, that is. And the noxious taste….

quote – a mans reach

Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp – or what’s a heaven for? …Robert Browning

I try so…..

…not to gloat….. But, today is February 21st. It was 82 degrees today. The solar panels charged to 6.8Kw. DH rototilled the garden in order to plant tomato and Poha Berry. At dinner, we sat on the lanai, listened to the rain as it peppered the roof, and watched the cruise ship Golden Princess pass by on its way to Oahu. …and sometimes, you just gotta pinch yourself to make sure you’re awake and that Continue reading

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