Monthly Archives: November 2013

The Second Week of November.

I’m still sick, but well enough that I’m working again… Yay?

I figured I’d use my day off to start catching up on the three weeks behind I am with posts. Luckily, I haven’t stopped taking photos:

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#315: Fungus.

Having grown up in North Idaho, the weird mushrooms and fungi that spring up on our tropical lawn never fail to entertain me.

 

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#316: Mushroom.

Another example of above. This one looks to me like it could be something living in the ocean.

 

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#317: Visiting.

A friend from Seattle came over for a short vacation. I showed him around between work days, and he seemed pretty taken with the sights (and sounds!) of the island.

 

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#318: Surfer.

We had some stormy seas while my friend was here, and we spent a lot of time watching the very impressive and talented surfers who went out into pretty rough waves.

 

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#319: The Old Stables.

At one end of our road, there used to be an old polo grounds. All that was left was the stables: falling down and rusting out, and generally being unsafe and unusable.

Recently, however, the neighborhood association renovated one end of it and tore out a lot of the rest, and it became something of a community hall. They have weekly bingo games, and a Christmas Craft Fair was recently held there.

 

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#320: Scrubbing the Cane.

Dad puts a lot of work into making his sugar cane juice. This is one of the many steps he takes to insure the quality and safety of each pressing.

 

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#321: Laundry Day.

Nothing like clean clothes blowing the wind and sun… Our washer and dryer, and the lines under the carport, are on the rental side of the house. This means when we have guests, the facilities become shared space, and we try to accommodate this with careful planning of doing all our laundry before and after their stay.

 

That’s all for this post, but Week Three should be up tomorrow!

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Happy 50th Anniversary to Doctor Who!

I’m currently a couple weeks behind on photo updates, and a week behind on post. I’ve been so busy this month, I just never had time to be online!

I was planning on fixing some of that today, but yesterday I spent a ten-hour shift at the recycle center working in the sulfuric vog; this morning I woke up feeling sick to my stomach, with a dizzy headache, as a result. 

The next chance I get to create new posts, I’ll probably do a-week-a-post to catch up on November. I’ll try to stay caught up for December, the last month of this year-long photo project! I hope you’ve enjoyed my journey so far — I’ve certainly enjoyed sharing it.

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Project 365, #312-314: Clothes!

I’ve been quite busy with clothes alterations lately… So I figured I’d show off a bunch of them in one big post!

This covers about three day’s worth of modifications, hence counting them as three of my “photos of the day”.

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I’ve showed this top before, but now I changed the sleeves a bit to make it more friendly for warm weather!

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I turned a regular tank top — the kind that comes in packs — into something a little more unique and interesting.

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I took the fringed sleeves from the “Raised by Bats” shirt that I removed, and realized they made a really cool almost-rib-cage look to jazz up this otherwise plain blue top.

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My “Year of the Dragon” shirt has undergone reincarnations before. The cut-outs on the sleeves had already been done, as had the altered neckline and the crop-top look.

This time, I did a gather on the sleeves and at the sides to give it a fitted sleeker look. I’m really happy with the result!

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Another shirt that began as an ordinary tee. I opened up the neck, cut off the sleeves, and did some weaving on the back. It only took about half an hour all together!

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The shirt I am now wearing as I type this: a very simple alteration that makes a very lovely top. I gave the front a square neckline, which looks awesome with the back adjustment pulling on it slightly.

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I got a few extra large tees from the UHH when I was working in the sports department for my apprenticeship. Since I completely swim in an XL, I decided they would be perfect to alter!

This is what I did to one of them…

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And this is what I did to another — I totally love it now!

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Project 365, #311: Liliuokalani Gardens.

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It’s just so beautiful and peaceful here that I can’t resist taking photos every time I stop by…

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Project 365, Double Post: Pig Pen.

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#309: Our tri-colored pen of teenagers at feeding time. I love how photogenic these three are together!

Sadly, they will soon be shipped off for butchering to make room for the next ween-offs… Such is the cycle of farm life.

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#310: Happy piggies getting head scratches!

They love getting pets, and will try to climb up the walls of the pen for a better reach. The best part about Korean Natural Farming is being around such contented animals.

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Project 365, #308: Film Crew!

A documentary maker recently had a look around a few of the Natural Farms in the area, including ours!

We showed him our pigs and chickens, the feeding process, our farm crops and fields.

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He was doing interviews and preliminary filming to see if he could find a story for his next project.

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It was exciting and fun, and we’re all really hoping the documentary gets made. Korean Natural Farming methods could make a huge difference to the way Hawaii — and the rest of the world — farms and raises animals.

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The boost of awareness a documentary will give the movement is needed to get the message out there, so fingers crossed!

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Project 365, #307: Octopus Corpse.

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Mum and I took a walk by the shore, and discovered a very deceased octopus.

We both really love octopi, so this was a bittersweet moment of sadness for the poor creature’s death, and fascination at the chance to get a close look at the elegant body.

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