Sunday, January 31, 2010

Ode To The Coconut

Is there anything so perfect as a coconut tree? The canopy of green offers welcome shade from the tropical sun beating down.
The trunks are begging to be climbed. Reaching higher, looking for her treasures.

Morning harvest of coconut bark (coconut "paper") means craft time. Today, we sewed coconut bags. And wrapped a gift for Grandma.


And the best part? Snack time!
Grandpa handles the machete...
We all refresh ourselves with liquid sweetness...
And then we eat the packaging...
Thank you coconut!

12 comments:

House Mother said...

Crafts with coconuts...wonderful! No need for arts & crafts stores when you just look around outside.

Thanks again for sharing this amazing adventure. It's so much fun following along.

**WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

OH SO good...LOVE fresh coconut milk...
Have a wonderful day!
Char
P.S. My slippers arrived today...I will blog about you and them this week sometime!

Earth Mama said...

Man, Hawaii looks pretty nice...especially from the dreary east coast. It's wonderful you have your tropical own get away.

:)Lisa

Dim Sum, Bagels, and Crawfish said...

Yum! Love seeing all of the recent Hawaiian adventures you are having.

Joy said...

Mmmm...wonderful! One of my favorite things when I visit my parents (in the Philippines) is the fresh coconut. Delicious!

Cat said...

WOW! The craft looks soo fun :)

Lily Boot said...

Oh it makes me laugh out loud looking at your beautiful posts from Hawaii! It is a million worlds away from the snow and the cold on the boat in winter :-) What a wonderful time you are having. Zach looks so happy and energised by all this time in the sun and soil. Enjoy the coconuts - I'm especially impressed with sewing coconut fibre - very nice.

gardenmama said...

Cindy!!! I am LOVING these Hawaii posts, keep them coming! Um... do you think your family will adopt me? Well, actually there are five of us but we are really good in the garden and you will hardly notice us... ahem just asking ; )

boatbaby said...

House Mother - so glad you're having fun along with me :) Yes, the lack of a craft store has not been a problem (though I packed some essentials too)

*we blog* - so glad you got your slippers! Hooray! Happy feet!

EarthMama - yes, we're very lucky the parents decided to retire somewhere fun!

Dim Sum - Thanks! I love following YOUR adventures!

Joy - I bet they have a ton at your folks place! You need to take the whole tribe over sometime.

Cat- coconut paper is all sorts of fun!

Oh Lily thank you! It is so different from home, we're grateful for the escape this year.

Gardenmama - thank you so much! my computer has been acting up, so posting is difficult, but I will keep at it for you. And yes, garden expertise is valued here. I am not very useful that way as you know. ;)

Sarah said...

I remeber when I was in Key west there was an artist who painted coconuts for tourists to buy and then mail them home. For whatever reason you can send a coconut in the US mail with no other packaging. Don't know the cost, but might be a fun "postcard" home.

eringoodman said...

i can't even begin to tell you how much i am enjoying following along on your adventure!!!

~erin

Masasa said...

I want to move to Hawaii!

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