Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Enjoying the summer from indoors...

We haven't had much of a chance to get out and take pics of the island this summer...I believe June was our last outing to the hotel. Cameron and I take 3 walks a day though..short ones because he doesn't have much energy to expend and definitely does not need to work off any calories. But we do love the fresh air and the chance to talk. I find he opens up more on our walks and it's been really a nice chance for just he and I to have that special time and for him to tell me how he's doing and what he's working on while he keeps himself busy each day trying to deal with his illness.

The weather was awesome on this mornings walk...slightly cold breeze and sprinkles of raindrops..with very warm sun shining through. It felt great. Last night when my husband took a walk with us after dinner..the clouds came after a very hot day. The sky was dark..yet pink. It was very interesting. We got sprinkled on during our walk..but it still felt great.

Here are a couple of shots I can share...this first one was taken in August..it's the view out of my beading room window...



And this second one is of the bananas that grew through our fence from the neighbor. They finally were ready to cut down and are in the garage hanging upside down waiting to ripen. I'm hoping they are apple bananas..they look small enough to be.

4 comments:

Christina said...

I've never heard of an apple banana. Do they taste different than the bananas we have in the states? I wish I could have a banana tree in my back yard.

Marjorie said...

What unique plants and fruits you have in Hawaii! I don't recognize any of the flowers and plants in the first photo and I've never heard of an apple banana either!

ChezChani said...

I guess you'll have to blog on the Apple Banana since so many of us have never heard of it. Such pretty pictures, vivid colours! Still too hot for walking here and even when it cools off, not really a walking place. Maybe I'll finally get us up to Red Rock and check out the hiking area and walk around a little. You're inspiring me.

Jonara Blu Maui said...

Christina: they do taste different..but still like a banana..just sweeter and tarter if that makes sense. They have more 'punch' to them.

Marjorie: the flowers in the first photo is part of the plant too..it's just a heleconia..we have so many varieties of those here :)

Chezhcani: I probably should blog about apple bananas..thanks for the idea ;) I took a pic of these again today..I might get to have one tommorrow..they were looking yellow!