Here is a picture of Lizzy performing one of our favorite relaxation/focus activities: The slack line. This consists of a 1" wide piece of tubular webbing strung between 2 unmovable objects, then tensioned using carabiners and mechanical advantage. Takes practice and focus. Plus fair weather. Which we've had none till the past few days.
Like I said, I'm catching up on posts, so here is one we should have done a few weeks ago. I love what a bottle of Hershey's chocolate syrup, the top of our cooking stove, and my girlfriend's wonderful imagination can accomplish! This is what happens when you can't send a card overnight, but e-mail and digital photos still go through like a champ!
We discovered this amazing cactus crowing out of the side of a sheer rock wall. Just a crevice was enough for it to take purchase and grow to an amazing size. On it were these amazing blooms and quite ripe fruit. Upon a little research, I have discovered that ALL cactus fruit is edible, as well as most leaves. That being said, we learned the hard way not to just go picking the fruit. Lemme tell ya, they're COVERED in little spiny hairs that act just like needles, and take forever to get out of your skin. You think you have them all, then one evening you will be laying in bed, pulling up the covers around your neck, and ouch! Another cactus fruit hair! No bueno!
The cross members are about as thick as a pencil, the overall diameter is that of a small pumpkin. It's slimy, and on the underside of some of the cross members there is a residue that is reminiscent of baby shit from a four month old eating strained peas. Although, there is no smell what so ever. No funk. No decay. No mushroom-y smell. Nothing. If anyone can tell us what this thing is, it'd be great. Even though we are fascinated, we're also a bit disturbed and concerned. Thanks!
Last, but not least, I want to end this with two pictures from today. It has been gorgeous this past few days and I took full advantage of it while Lizzy slaved and toiled away in the garden and balancing our finances with the owners. I went fishing!!!
|Sunrise at 7am near Wiarua Point|
After catching 2 Red Snapper,
and some great sun...
I caught one of my fears....