Saturday, September 20, 2008

Now, how did this Kayak get here?

No it wasn't a Tsunami or Hurricane Ike... I came into work the other morning to find a lovely yellow Kayak occupying the teeny tiny space between my building and the neighboring one (It's barely big enough to walk into). My office is the windows at the top of the screen to the left...the beigey pink building (official name is the Chock Building as it is owned by the Chock family).

It just looked so incongruous next to a busy street with cars, etc... (even though we are just about a block up from the Pacific Ocean/Hilo Bay) but the colors were so striking...I believe the owner works in the Blue building and stored it here for safekeeping until after work...and it was a beautiful day, perfect to get in/on/around the water!

3 comments:

Hope said...

I would have wondered too about the kayak....nice photo!

Janet Banks said...

Thanks so much. I've been doing research for a short story I am writing about a woman from Hawaii who marries and moves to a small town in Canada. I am specifically researching flowers of Hawaii to decide what flowers my character tries to grow in her new garden, Came across your blog and stayed to check it out. Love the flavor, the beautiful pictures and your commentary.

Janet

Aloha said...

You are very welcome...almost all gardens in Hawaii have at least one Plumeria, a Pikake (Jasmine) and Gardenia... there is always a Hibiscus and the most important plant in any garden (often times it is planted before the house is even started to be built!) is Ti! We use Ti for everything...to wave flys away from the Luau, to braid and twist into Leis, to wrap & carry packages in (either to a friends or as an offering), to hold & flavor the food when we cook it and we line the property boundaries to show where they are and to encourage the good luck to come to our homes...and to beautify our flower arrangements.
Check out this great link, http://www.primitiveways.com/ki.html Oh, BTW...it comes in other colors than just green! Best of luck Janet!