This blog is about flora and fauna, not about the weather, so I’m not going to say a word about the temperature.
Not. One. Word.
But get a load of this turmeric that Akka or Junia dug up this week on our property. There was a bucket full of it, all soaking in the laundry sink. We are using a lot of fresh turmeric right now, in herb teas, in cooking, and even grated raw in salads.
FROM HERE ON I WAS A LAZY GIRL …..
Lee3, my nephew, and his friend Gabi are visiting, and I put my camera in their willing hands and they collected seventy-eight shots of which these are my favorites.
Lee3 with horse.
Gabi with a pandanus tree at the beach. I’m pretty sure she had no idea what that tree was.
They led off with a skink in a cup. (We run such a classy establishment!)
A single bougainvillea blossom. Maybe they had never looked closely at bougainvillea before.
Here is an oregano leaf. It grows in front of our house and no one local uses it for seasoning because they use it for medicine. Basil, too. ( I’m trying to think of a “medicine flavor” that I wouldn’t eat, but I’m drawing a blank. )
Young breadfruit, also right in front of our house. I’m betting the kids had no idea what those are. It’s a starchy vegetable that grows on trees, and the staple food of the Chuukese diet. I LOVE breadfruit.
They also got this flower – a very large representative of its species – I only know it by its Spanish name “culo de poeta” (poet’s butt). ( And Gabi was holding it … eewww !!! ha ha )
Some inanimate fauna …. Akka’s new birdie – he got a badminton set and they were trying it out.
And Sweetie Pie the stuffed bear, hanging out on the clothesline.
AND THEY WENT TO THE BEACH (“Ludi’s Beach”)
Wherein they found this floral item that stumped me. So I asked Dr. Know-it-all and he says it is the seed casing for a hot bean. That probably doesn’t help you much, but now I know what it is. I think I’ve never shown you hot bean, so I will try to do that soon.
Next is this terrific shot of driftwood. It fooled Austin! He thought it was a tree in severe beach erosion – but he was WRONG (for a change) …. This is a whole tree that drifted in and somebody sat upright ! Ha ha ha.
And this super-weird piece of driftwood is a bit of bamboo root. (I had to ask…)
But the neatest thing they saw was KITE SURFERS. This is something new at Ludi’s beach.
And finally, I told them I’d need a Puppy Update. This was my favorite.
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Have a happy week, Everybody.
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