Puu Mahoe with W & C, S & M and G & J

Puu Mahoe with W & C, S & M and G & J

Chance and Woody, joined by Steve and Mary Anna & Jane and I, spent a lovely 36 hours in Fleming Arboretum… Complete with tropical squall and an overnight wind storm which managed to snap all of S & M’s tent poles! But not before we snapped some...
Chance & Woody in Maui

Chance & Woody in Maui

Yea, first time they’ve been in Hawaii and we’re off to a lovely start.. Little farmer’s market, then off to Iao Valley for a nibble and a walk about, then up the the King Kamehameha Golf Club –designed by Frank Lloyd Write for Marilyn Monroe [...
Father’s Day al la Jane

Father’s Day al la Jane

Lunch at the Mill House then around the corner to Kimo’s for Hula Pie! [Show slideshow] Learning Lightroom, OMG, here’s a before and after shot of one from that day.. What a difference it...
Bali Building Restoration(s)

Bali Building Restoration(s)

Missing Karen Jennings. She sold me this little incense temple from Bali about 15 years ago.. Yesterday I finally got around to refinishing it… Thank you Karen! Today I painted the roof and refinished the little lighthouse –whose roof is screaming for a...
Bryce Canyon and a peek at Zion

Bryce Canyon and a peek at Zion

Just getting there was an adventure.. and while some of it was at 80+MPH is was the longest road trip we’ve taken in decades! If we left our home here and drove 4+ hours we would end up at our home again -twice! [Show slideshow] Zion, only an hour from...
Las Vegas & the Hoover Dam

Las Vegas & the Hoover Dam

Only in Las Vegas… The amount of everything that goes into the Bellagio -for example, is staggering! They replace the flowers every few days.. Everywhere, it has to cost many thousands of dollars each time.. See the last image, forgetting the special displays,...
Shower remod ’17

Shower remod ’17

We just loved the old shower and this one will take some getting used too, it still has that ‘new-shower-smell’ -not really, but it is VERY different! That said, the old one was from 2009 so it was time to remod the old outdoor shower  –the...
Wainapanapa 2017

Wainapanapa 2017

3 days in Wainapanapa cabin #4 ~ no ka oi! 24th or 25th anniversary @ the hotel formerly known as Hotel Hana Maui and our new favorite wine, Arme`! It’s about 1 minute through the Pandanus trees to the coast line, Sunday we took a right, Monday we took a...
Here Are the Ages You Peak at Everything Throughout Life

Here Are the Ages You Peak at Everything Throughout Life

Wow, I may never make it to Psychological Well Being! Many of the points mark the middle of an age range that scientists have identified, which means they are all determined by averages. Click the image to see the full graphic and read more. Some are also surveys, not...
Twamp

Twamp

Been meaning to do this in Photoshop and didn’t get to it until...
Sous Vide

Sous Vide

My favorite new thing in the world, a Sous Vide! 3 simple steps Put the sous vide in a pot with some water and pick your temp. Then put your [seasoned] food in a ziplock-style bag and drop it in the water.  Then, right before serving, finish with a quick sear for...
B & O Museum

B & O Museum

Ryan and Cailey played hooky and we went downtown to the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum! [Show...
Walk Across the Hudson

Walk Across the Hudson

Unlike my last crossing of the Hudson in the late 60ies when I crossed in one long step at the headwaters as it departed Lake Tears of the Clouds in the Adirondacks, this crossing is an elevated 1/2 mile. At Mt. Marci I think it was about 3′, at its widest it is...