Sunday, April 26, 2009

Ashley picks up the camera...

Those are volcanoes peeking up above the clouds.
Do you see the coastline make a big U-Turn?
The cows were placed perfectly.
Postcard quality. We could get rich!
Not postcard quality but much better.
Holes in leaves!
ET flower cozying up to my sweater.
This is not a Joel Collage.
Smell it!
Ranch land and ocean in background.
Nice view from our housesitting spot.
These creatures run wild all over the place here!
These ones too!
RIP infinity creature.

Saturday, April 25, 2009


Hi! So we had a pretty lame experience at the second farm we WWOOFed at... we didn't even take any photos. Not even one! Imagine that: Ashley not taking a single photo for weeks. That's how bad this place was! Here's a list of our complaints:
-mud everywhere -vicious mosquitos -mean owners -completely unorganized- they made us dig holes all day or clear the rainforest with machetes- we felt no love from anyone- they made us clean up their rusty garbage paint splatter gunk- we learned nothing about organic farming-
And so we left!
Just like that!
Up and gone!
See you later!
That is the beauty of this WWOOF program- if you don't like a place, gather your courage and LEAVE!
We have learned to be very clear with our needs and expectations when dealing with new WWOOF hosts. Most of them seem to be looking for free workers and do not care about sharing their knowledge about farming.
Anyway. We tried out a little bit of housesitting instead of WWOOFing for a week. We doggie sat a pup named Diamond. She's such a beauty.

Ashley finds a banjo and enjoys!
Joel finds a guitar!
This is where we are.
Joel plays the spoons.
Idyllic photo moment.
I do not know why the dog spreads its legs out like that.
Joel finds coffee plants and finds himself in heaven.
We walked the dog 34 times that week. Can you see the huge volcano that swoops down to the ocean behind Joel?
Double love!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Flora and Fauna

Little Beach, South Maui. Ashley is an ET with a new hat from a friend.
It is pretty.
WWOOFing is dangerous business.
Bananas grow upright. Very proper.
Mystery ET baby bananas.
Buddhahaha heads come only in the large or x-tra large variety on Maui.
Feral Femininity II.
Blue ETs on Tree ETs.
This is obviously an ET posing as a Noni fruit.
Red sunburst from a flower.
Mystery Chinese lantern fruit we like to munch upon.
Who put that bug there?
Oh that's better.
No alterations of color on any of these photos.
What is this?
Everywhere and in my hair.
Ornamental plants.
Murky dreamscape.
The obligatory Hawaii flower photo for all the folks back home waiting for this one. But the question is... how can it be black in the background if the sun is illuminating the flower? What is the black?

What is the black?

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

On the move

In case anyone wished to send anything to us, wait! We are moving to a new farm and you will hear all about it once we arrive.

Here's the photo Joel's mom took when we were on the move for the first time in our Hawaii journey, way over in Pittsburgh.