What a lovely weekend this has been. It was so pretty in the back yard yesterday that I took these photos.
Yes, it is a jungle out there.
It was bright even under the shade of the native ferns, but just right for our anthuriums to thrive.
This is a lilikoi, or passion fruit. We find lilikoi on the ground like this but have yet to figure out where the vine is.
Later on we had a swim at Richardson Beach. The water was a little colder than usual. We could only stand it for 1/2 hour! There were a lot of cross currents, although the surf was not very high. This is our favorite form of exercise, with walking and hiking being our second favorite.
While we were gone the tree surgeon operated on our breadfruit, which is in the front yard. I know it looks as if he murdered it, but it will be back. It is already sprouting new leaves. Huge as it was, it was blocking a lot of the view, and the fruit was getting too high to harvest. Look at the enormous root on that thing!
He also did a splendid job on "Grandma's Tree," a giant royal poinciana in front of our rental next door. Caring for trees is an art here.
And it's nice to have our view back.
This week I have to get started on the newsletter for our local League of Women Voters, and we expect house guests on Thursday.
Lots going on in the media world, but I have been reading mostly. I got a free Amazon download of several new plays by a Viennese playwright, Johannes Wierz, Wiener Stücke. He is obviously heavily influenced by Beckett. These are mostly extended monologues with one to three actors (very economical to put on, I guess). Dialogs always end in profanity and violence, as the characters seem completely unable to get along with each other. It's funny to see how very seriously these ridiculous people take themselves.
It's nice to get out of the English Sprachraum every once in a while, I find.