Thursday, January 18, 2007

The View From The Condo

My wife sent a picture a few days ago of a sunset over the ocean channel between Moloka'i and Lana'i. This is a view looking toward the mountains (4500'). If I understand her correctly, the distance from the tallest peak to the beach isn't really that far.

The flora and fauna include a lot of introduced species including various sparrows, cardinals, mongooses, and so forth. The animal life is not particularly forthcoming about having their pictures taken. I'm hoping she can get some pictures of native plants and animals.

The pollinations are about to ramp up in a big way. It seems that the two plantings, which ordinarily would have spread themselves out over a couple weeks, are maturing at about the same time, so Susan and her boss are going to have to cram a lot into next week.

There were initial delays in getting the corn to the stage where they were tasselling out and shedding pollen. Graduate students had to be back on campus, so Susan was drafted for this dirty, unpleasant job in surroundings that leave much to be desired.

Yeah, right...

On the down side, the cell service is spotty, resulting in many dropped signals, and internet isn't much better. Would I trade reliable internet and cell service for a chance to do some sightseeing in Moloka'i? In a heartbeat.

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