It’s WEDDING SEASON – and so there have been marriage ceremonies night after night after day after night (each Hindu wedding takes 3 ceremonies, plus now they have added engagement ceremonies). Sheesh. Anyway – Someone dressed up in the blue sari suit I was given last August, along with visiting friend Patti in the first sari I ever owned.
And here, the next night, are a bunch of people dressed to go to an Indian wedding: Patti in a different sari of mine, two dear neighbor girls all dressed up,another American guest in my fuchsia sari (that sari has never been happier!), and me in the Gopee Suit I was given as a present – wearing it for the first time at long last. Now I know why my brother keeps giving me dress suits – they are so much easier and (in the case of the cotton gopee suit) more comfortable.
If you are looking for bugs or weeds or chickens this week, you are out of luck.
Next up is traditional outrigger canoes.
When I was in Canada, I met a First Nations master canoe builder, Bear Sam. I wanted to introduce Bear to my friend Semiti Cama who is a master canoe builder in Fiji, but I had not gotten over to see him until this week.
There were canoes all around his compound. Canoes are brought to him to repair. I think these two are almost ready to go.
Here is Semiti, with a model he recently made. And here is an article on line about him. http://www.pacificbluefoundation.org/2013/08/secrets-of-the-camakau-builders/
(I’m going to try to get this foundation to pay for Bear to come to Fiji and share experiences with Semiti – but that is our little secret until I do the paperwork – ha ha)
I’ll close the canoes with this shot of the hull of the outrigger that Semiti’s grandfather used to sail from the Lau islands to Suva over 50 years ago. That vesi wood holds up a long long time for being in the tropics!
One evening Akka screamed out “RAINBOW” It was the most intense rainbow any of us had seen.
Austin grabbed my camera and took about 30 photos – but alas my camera is not doing well.
One guest took some shots with her Tablet –
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May we all have a week of rainbow joy.
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