February 2017 Archives

She’s come a long way, baby!


She followed me home almost two years ago while I was out running. Lily was terrified of loud noises, skittish,hid in the garden under the tree for a week before she would allow us to come near her. She was especially terrified of David and of most men. This morning I shot this photo of her comfortably laying her head on David’s arm, looking at him adoringly. We’ve come a long way, baby

A night on the town….

Well, life in the fast lane continues here. DH met me at the door as I got home from work yesterday, and informed me we were going out to dinner. We drove to the metropolis of Papaaloa where we were lucky enough to get seats without a reservation at Papaaloa Country Store and Cafe He enjoyed his fish and chips while I dined on Pork-n-peas. All the while entertained by Java Jive Band, including our Continue reading

Ice Cream Bread


3 cups of self-rising flour 4 cups of your favorite full-fat ice cream, softened Mix ingredients, smooth into a loaf pan. Bake at 350 for 55-65 minutes: test for doneness with a knife Don’t have self-rising flour? Add 1 1/2 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp salt to each cup of all purpose flour, mix thoroughly.

Cowrie Shell


This looked like someone had polished it and set it right there for me to see! Seen at Kapoho Tidepools

Yellow Tang


Seen at Kapoho Tidepools

Achilles Tang


Seen at Kapoho Tidepools

Brittle Seastar


Seen at Kapoho Tidepools.

Goldring Surgeonfish


Seen at Kapoho Tidepools

Lion’s Paw Sea Cucumber

tentacled thing

It’s tentacles look and move like an octopus, but has no suckers and the body is NOT octopus-like. someone suggested it’s a nudibranch, but I can’t find any similar images of tentacled nudibranches UPDATE!!! Thanks to TomK at Punaweb.org : it is a Lion’s Paw Sea Cucumber PICT0108 from c h on Vimeo.