3 October 2013

stock malabar chestnut for 10-3-13
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Guess who’s got a MONEY TREE !!

(confession – this is a stock photo, but we really do have the trees)

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Remember that nut tree that Austin recognized as edible from Palau when we were at a funeral on the coast a few months ago?  The same tree that he got about 10 free trees of?  Well, it turns out it is a Malabar chestnut – and it is famous in the orient as a “Money Tree”
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Austin and Junia got all the trees planted this week.  Now, let the good fortune roll in!.
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It’s raining – and I’m in love with the green.  The camera isn’t catching the beautiful light green against the blue sky, but I had to try.
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Here are freshly harvested limes.  I love the green.
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Here is a leaf that goes green to red – and I have no idea for the name of this green – but you can tell I am green obsessed right now.   Never mind.
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Akka found some old photos of insects here on the porch.  Here is a big beetle that was around last wet season.
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Here is an interesting moth that Austin found a few years ago.  The wings look like stained glass.
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This less-photogenic fellow is a blister beetle.  Akka just found him this week and stuck him in a baby food jar.  We’ve had experience with this insect since Micronesia days.  They engage in chemical warfare – squirting out a liquid that raises blisters on you when they feel threatened.
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A bunch of chicks hatched  few days ago.  Austin wanted me to put a photo of them in.  These are factory-fresh – still egg-shaped.
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Akka and I were driving home from town – and he pointed out a very fine looking horse.   The photo does not do him justice – such a shiny brown coat and such a luxuriant mane and tail.   You don’t see horses this good up the valley where we live.  After we oohed and aahed a bit, we realized that he and his extended family were in the middle of the road.
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Animals in the road are normal here.
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2 thoughts on “3 October 2013

  1. Once again I am impressed with your journalistic nature. You should have been a reporter. Love the photos and the commentary . looking forward to more to come.

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