Fiji rain garden
garden, Video

Postcard: Fiji Rain Garden

https://videopress.com/v/4ZC6WQc9?preloadContent=metadata It rains a lot in Suva. When it rains, sometimes I like to sit on our patio and watch and listen to the raindrops as they fall on the garden. It's a relaxing moment of zen.

El Nido
Adventure, photography

Postcard: El Nido, Philippines

This is a throwback to a 2016 trip to the Philippines. For part of the trip, we spent a few days in El Nido, a small city on the island of Palawan. I had never been outside of Manila before then, and I was impressed by the beauty of El Nido. I was also surprised… Continue reading Postcard: El Nido, Philippines

vanilla and coffee Fiji home garden
Food, garden

Planting Coffee and Vanilla

We ordered five coffee bushes and five vanilla plants from a nursery based in Colo-i-Suva, and they arrived this week. Our gardener planted them yesterday, and we're looking forward to watching them grow. I'm not sure how they'll fare in the soil in our yard, but it's certainly worth a try. This will be a… Continue reading Planting Coffee and Vanilla

Food, garden

Papaya Harvest

Our gardener planted papaya seeds that have grown into a tall and healthy tree in less than a year. The tree has begun to yield lots of fruit. So much fruit, in fact, that I can practically walk out every day and pick a papaya off the tree to eat. I look out daily for… Continue reading Papaya Harvest