The star of this week is Austin’s funny hibiscus topiary, most easily identified on a foggy morning with the papaya tree in front.
We wanted the view, but Austin felt bad never letting the hibiscus bloom, when it wanted to bloom so desperately.
So he trimmed it leaving a few large branches to grow high and bloom. I’ve never seen anything like it anywhere else.
Strange, but it works.
This photo is actually from a few weeks ago, but it’s all I’ve got. What I want to tell you about is Austin and me heading to Suva early on Saturday, and the morning fog was different. It wasn’t a dense mass rolling through, but was a thinner mist. Austin said it was more like steam rising from the trees in the early morning sun. I think he was right.
Coming back from Suva we were both really struck by this humongous landslide visible for miles away. Finally it just begged to be photographed.
Maybe the rain was that much heavier than usual in that area.. The trees, shrubs and grasses really lost it this time. Austin says he thinks this face will probably just stay exposed.
THIS is what that mountain can look forward to. Grizzled Elderhood.
Come to think of it we have had a lot of rain here, too. Everything’s gone jungley. The prettiest new flowering vegetation is this mimosa tree.
Even though the flowers look a bit like wet cats.
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