tiny temple next to Yushima Tenjin.
November 5, 2014
Waimea Homestead Farmers Market, on Saturday mornings.
Parker Ranch, which visitors can enter freely. A huge swath of Waimea is owned by this family, and their family history is fascinating. Unlike the oft-told tales of a (white) newcomer coming to an island and taking its land away from the native dwellers, in the early 1800s John Palmer Parker landed on the Big Island and essentially married into a prominent Waimea family.
self-guided tour is worth looking into.
Photos taken in August on the Big Island, Hawaii.
A fish (angler fish?) washed up on the beach after a hurricane.
A lizard on the beach, captured with Easy Macro.
A huge cluster of these birds were fighting with this mongoose.
My annual visit to the farmer's market in Kailua-Kona.
This year, I was much more ambitious about what I purchased.
Salamanders blending in with the fruit.
Papaya, star fruit and chicko. The lady at the fruit stand was spectacularly unhelpful when I asked chicko tasted like: "It tastes like chicko."
It tastes like a cinnamon-laced persimmon.
The rambutans were the easiest to eat, and the most delicious.