And now for something completely different: Aloha Kauai


One of these days I’ll figure out how to get pictures from my camera to my tablet. Or even, how to use my tablet to navigate the internet. But today was not that day, and neither were any of the days last week. I was on Kauai all of last week, on my first ever solo vacation.

Yeah, I took that picture of the Na Pali coast. With a rainbow. In real life. I barely believe it myself.

I had an awesome time. I alternated between laying on the beach in the sun and hiking up mountains. It. Was. Wonderful.

THAT is my favorite color. The green blue that I can't quite name. Maybe...aqua? Tee hee.

 

Uh. Something fiber related. So, believe it or not, Hawaiians used to dye fiber blue by crushing this berry:

Beautiful color.

They really didn’t have much in the way of fiber, no cotton or any of our animal fibers, so I’m thinking grass, like flax? Must have been plant fiber of some sort.

Me on the Na Pali coast, the north side. The wind was ripping, which is why I have that handkerchief tied down so rigorously.

The strange thing about being on a vacation by yourself is without someone to talk to, to process the events of the day with, it’s kind of like it never even happened. I have tan lines and photos, but I felt strangely dissociated from life the whole time. Not that I’m complaining.

I started a new job today, so things may wiggle around a bit on the schedule as I try to figure stuff out, but I’ll try to get back to your regularly scheduled alpaca entertainment.

About cliffhousealpacas

Once upon a time, my dad drove by some funny looking animals standing on little dirt hills in a field. Thus, the dream of an alpaca ranch was born. Now, we are embarking on a grand adventure of raising alpacas and becoming fiber artists.
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3 Responses to And now for something completely different: Aloha Kauai

  1. Karen says:

    Awesome photos, Kir! What’s the new job? I’m so out of the loop.

  2. Jeez! I forgot. Yeah, Sarah E. and I were lke “we need to get together and catch up”. Then we realized that it’s only me, her and Jess left. 😦

    I dropped out of grad school and started working as a database administrator/devolper at the Colorado Natural Heritage Program. It’s literally across the street from our old building, but worlds away in lots of ways.

  3. Karen says:

    Was just reminded by an NREL email that I never got the update on the new job….and then remembered that I asked you about it here, and that the response was quite likely just sitting here waiting for me! I figured that was the job…I think you were about to interview for it when I saw you last. That’s so great! Hope you’re enjoying it! Emailing you for communication off blog momentarily…..

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