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    Jul 28, 2020 1:02 AM GMT
    Over the past few days you might have heard that
    Hawaii was under a hurricane watch. Douglas, was on track
    for a direct hit and then Remarkably, it shifted to the north
    of the Island chain and we were spared. I feel very grateful
    for this because with covid-19 here the only horizon we need
    is the one below. Aloha Vibes to all and I will update this more!


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    Jul 28, 2020 1:27 AM GMT
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    doesn't look that great compared to this does it?
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    Jul 28, 2020 1:32 AM GMT
    We have all kinds of trees on the Islands. Some are unique
    to the area and we do have tropical pine trees, but my favorite
    are the coconut trees. Here's a grove close to my home.


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  • roadbikeRob

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    Jul 28, 2020 1:44 PM GMT
    TropicalDelight saidWe have all kinds of trees on the Islands. Some are unique
    to the area and we do have tropical pine trees, but my favorite
    are the coconut trees. Here's a grove close to my home.


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    Mr Coconut trees I see that you changed your profile name again just to stay competitive with both the Melbourne meathead and the Seattle steroid freakicon_cool.gif
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    Jul 28, 2020 3:28 PM GMT
    I've changed my names a number of times! What's wrong with that?
    It's a good feature. Maybe you should reinvent your name?

    Stay tuned everyone.......I will change it again!

    Aloha
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    Jul 28, 2020 4:35 PM GMT
    I really can't wait to get back to the Big Island, Hilo. Waking up to see Mauna Kea every morning: enjoy brother.
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    Jul 28, 2020 9:25 PM GMT
    Twomen_inlove saidI really can't wait to get back to the Big Island, Hilo. Waking up to see Mauna Kea every morning: enjoy brother.


    When you do make it back let me know and
    we can share some stories!

    I'm in the lower puna district, down by Kehena Beach.
    Aloha
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    Jul 29, 2020 4:49 AM GMT
    SInce this is a Hawaiian Topic I might
    as well show what most Pacific Islanders love......

    RAW FISH! (Sashimi) It's POKE. I need my at least sauteed!!! lol
    It's everywhere most foods are sold.

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  • roadbikeRob

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    Jul 29, 2020 12:29 PM GMT
    TropicalDelight saidI've changed my names a number of times! What's wrong with that?
    It's a good feature. Maybe you should reinvent your name?

    Stay tuned everyone.......I will change it again!

    Aloha
    Well I just gave you a possible new name bunk, Mr. Coconut Treesicon_lol.gif
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    Jul 29, 2020 2:39 PM GMT
    TropicalDelight saidSInce this is a Hawaiian Topic I might
    as well show what most Pacific Islanders love......

    RAW FISH! (Sashimi) It's POKE. I need my at least sauteed!!! lol
    It's everywhere most foods are sold.

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    I feel.in love with this dish, on.my first first visit to Maui; fresh Tuna for me mate. From the from the Fishmonger, across from the Japanese garden.
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    Jul 30, 2020 4:47 AM GMT
    Personal favorite — scallop poke at KTA Puainako.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jul 30, 2020 8:29 PM GMT
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    doesn't look that great compared to this does it?
    Where is this gorgeous tranquil place located?
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    Jul 30, 2020 9:24 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob said
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    doesn't look that great compared to this does it?
    Where is this gorgeous tranquil place located?


    it's Punta Rata beach Brela in Croatia
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    Jul 31, 2020 12:11 AM GMT
    I must admit, I'm a beach fanatic!!
    I even went nude snorkeling from my friends boat.
    It was off shore of an abandoned resort hit by lava!

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    Jul 31, 2020 12:19 AM GMT
    If you ever get to the Big Island of Hawaii
    this is one of the remote National Historic Parks
    and has some amazing history and white sand beaches.
    It's about 60 miles from my area, towards Kona.
    Kii Statues, Place of Refuge
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    Aug 04, 2020 1:09 AM GMT
    I've been busy working in my garden and look
    at these cuties......

    Miniature pineapples and lime green miniature
    cymbidium orchids.

    The tropics are full of color!
    Aloha.

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  • jocked_and_lo...

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    Aug 04, 2020 4:49 AM GMT
    ^ You sound like you know your orchids. And I love those pink pineapples. They're just ornamental, right? They're not edible?

    The whole plant is beautiful.

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    Aug 05, 2020 4:26 AM GMT
    The soil is rich here on the Big Island, but ochrids
    hang from trees and grow with out much soil based
    nutrients. No worries, I have a handy spray and give them
    plenty of ochrid food.

    Now these are much harder to grow. I'm trying, but it's slow
    I can get the fruit at my local farmers market and really love it!

    DRAGON FRUIT

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  • jocked_and_lo...

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    Aug 05, 2020 4:19 PM GMT
    Orchids are epiphytes. Unlike parasites, epiphytes cling onto trees for support but they don't suck nutrients away from the them. They get their nutrient from the bark and leaves that wash over them during rain and whatnot.

    Bromeliads are the same. I have quite a few. I love them:

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    The photo above is how most people grow them at home, in pots.

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    This is how they grow in the wild, connected to tree branches and limbs.
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    Aug 06, 2020 2:28 AM GMT
    I have some giant Bromeliads growing in my front entrance drive way here's just one of them.

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    I'm also growing a bunch of smaller versions that I will transplant a few in my giant trees
    similar to what you displayed. I love that look and my friends who own a big farm out here hooked
    me up!! Oh, it's a naked retreat too....you'd love it!!


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  • jocked_and_lo...

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    Aug 08, 2020 4:05 AM GMT
    Those are beautiful!
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    Aug 09, 2020 6:06 PM GMT
    TropicalDelight saidSInce this is a Hawaiian Topic I might
    as well show what most Pacific Islanders love......

    RAW FISH! (Sashimi) It's POKE. I need my at least sauteed!!! lol
    It's everywhere most foods are sold.

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    That made my mouth water. The poke out here in the DC area is a disgrace . . . they serve it with cold rice icon_confused.gif

    I still own my condo in Honolulu and am hoping to get stationed there again in less than 2 years from now!
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    Aug 17, 2020 1:27 AM GMT
    Each of the Islands here in Hawaii offer a unique and interesting perspective.
    My friends kindly delivered these tropical treats from their 70 farm-nudist
    resort. Can you guess what they are? Basically, growing all over!
    Aloha
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    Aug 21, 2020 10:30 PM GMT
    8/21/1959 The Aloha State was created.
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  • Seraphim

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    Aug 22, 2020 5:29 AM GMT
    I have cousins in Hawaii icon_smile.gif)