Wednesday, September 29, 2010

more Kaua'i pictures

Brittany and I just flew back from Kaua'i yesterday. Boy are our arms tired. Here are some more of the pictures I took over there:

Here is a picture of dogs eating a chicken:

Brittany and I came across this scene while walking to dinner one night. At first, we thought the chicken was a coconut. We figured out what it really was after it moved. It wasn't completely dead. Just mostly dead. It was kind of gruesome. So I took a bunch of pictures.

Here are a couple new pictures of Brittany and Jack. Jack's growing fast!

You can see the vicious dogs in the background in the picture above.


Now that I have a new camera, I'm getting back into photography. I used google maps a lot while on Kaua'i, and I kept getting distracted looking at people's photos on there. I signed up for Panoramio and started geotagging some of my photos. You can find them here.

craft beer!

Tacoma's Craft Beer Festival is this weekend! I'm really excited about it, even though I wont be able to go. I'll be at work the whole time. But, it's still cool that this event is taking place in Tacoma, right on the Foss.

This event is so important to me that I wrote and published an entire article all about it. Whew. That took a lot out of me.

I'm so lazy.

Read it here.

Saturday, September 25, 2010


We rented a really old tandem bicycle from the shop at the end of the street our condo's on. We followed the bike path to where it ends. Someone took this picture for us at Kealia beach. I forgot how painful bike seats can be. We had a really nice ride after we figured out how to balance on a tandem.

The hen in the foreground of this picture seemed especially protective of her chicks.

It's kind of hard to see what's going on in this shot, but one of her chicks was hiding between her legs.

This guy seemed to like me.

We found this parrot perched behind a coffee shop in Kiluea, near the farmers' market.

There are what look like pea pods growing beneath this flower.

Thursday, September 23, 2010


Brittany and I are in Kaua'i. I've been reading Breakfast of Champions to Brittany and Jack. I'm a little worried that he's going to become a huge racist. I'm not sure he's able to pick up on some of the subtler points yet. Maybe he can. He seems to be pretty smart for a fetus.

Anyway, it's been mostly sunny. This is the view from our deck at the Mokihana:

Here is a picture of what Brittany ate for dinner Wednesday night:

I ate the same thing. It was delicious. We bought organic salad greens with edible flowers and dill from the Kapa'a farmer's market, along with carrots, papaya, key limes, a lemon, a young coconut, a huge avocado and a Hawaiian hot pepper that made me cry just a little bit. After I ate it, I looked like this:

We've just been hanging out around Kapa'a since we arrived on the island the other night. We've done a lot of walking. Here's Brittany and Jack in front of some flowers by the Taco Bell drive-thru:

I've taken a lot of flower pictures around the Mokihana. Here's one:

The birds and the bees seem to like buzzing around the top of this very odd tree with branches covered in seed pods or clusters of berries that branch out from the top like antennae. It's right next to the door to our room.

We've seen 147 chickens since we got here. I'll photograph some of them tomorrow.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

New Nikon

My new camera came in the mail today. I took some pictures today while trying to figure out how to use it. Here's one of Brittany and Jack!

I need to take more pictures of Brittany while she's pregnant. Jack will be here soon. Time is flying by.

Skinner stalked this guy for a while.

My raspberry plant has seen better days, but I found a couple berries this morning that looked almost ripe.