Busy Saturday with busy little boy reading, using the remote control and turning on the lamp and FAN!
Just a little carnation with a soft blush of pink and its classical fragrance of a spicy clove goes a long way!
Our daughter, like Neil Diamond sings...Sweet Caroline brought over this pretty carnation...it's not just any ol' flower, but one she grew in her own back yard!
She is like ken, they both love to garden.
It's the little things and small gestures that mean so much.
Great to have Justine and Brennan join her and hang out for the day!
A completely vegan dish: Seaweed-tofu-spinach-taro-sweet potato soup
plus it's fat free, NO added oil is necessary~
Therefore, have this soup hot or cold.
A time to reminisce and go back to the home where I grew up, to do tai chi!
The above video was done on our front lawn in Kuliouou. We lived near the beach and often went crabbing by walking on the mud flats which is now a bird sanctuary. When there was a big tidal wave, ocean water came all the way up to our hedge along the sidewalk.
My mother's mother gave her this property about 75 years ago. Our home was built by Uncle Tommy, my mother's eldest brother.
Our Hadyn mango tree is ever so huge and dominates the entire yard both back and front. My brothers raised pigeons under this tree. Dad conserved water and recycled the washing machine water to water the mango tree.
Both of our parents and now our brother, continue to rake the mango leaves. The ducks who live on the beach in walking distance from here, love to roost in the boughs of this huge tree.
It is here under our cool, peaceful tree that we celebrated Mom's 100 & 101 birthdays.
It is coincidental that I remember dad always doing one tai chi pose. He referred to it as "dove in the grass" which is what we call "needle to the bottom of the sea."
I'm saving the best for the last!
We will never forget the days when us kids use to be home and the "honey wagon" was scheduled to come to pump out our cesspool. We'd hear them and watch them by standing up on our bed to get a better vantage point to peer out the bedroom window. We made a "mistake" once by offering them cold drinks and then they asked us for some "chasers" which we had no idea what that meant...so never again did we let them know we were home!
People stop by to ask about our Lo family home because it's in walking distance to the beach and there is still a bit of country atmosphere here.
Our numerous tidal wave alerts and evacuations to Aunty Pauline's Aina Haina home to move to higher ground. The monster Samoan crab that wandered in our yard from the ancient Hawaiian fish pond that is in the area of Hawaii Kai, today...endless crabbing experiences on the bridge and on the sand bar with childhood friend, Craig, etc. etc.
It is one of a kind home that brings back many fond memories.
When I do tai chi here, I have stronger memories for my family home.
There's no holiday for a gardener in spite of the good times OR a holiday can take on many meanings...
Until next Christmas at Kahala Mall...we will take many peeks into ken's garden, with his newly laid Christmas day walkway built with the hand carried and hand laid bricks ken recycled from Les' Diamond Head property.
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