This is taken from the parking lot of Hilo High School. I was waiting for my son to finish his Math League meet. The big tree in the background is a mango. The smaller tree in the middle of the picture is a kukui.
This is purple sweet potato and kabocha pumpkin from the Market. Yum!
Orchids - no oncidium, so I didn't buy any. Oncidium are my favorite orchids.
In spite of whining about having to go down to town when I have so much work to do here, I thoroughly enjoyed myself in downtown Hilo while waiting for my 16 year old. I went to the Farmer's Market and bought kabocha, Okinawan sweet potato, lettuce, papaya, lilikoi, persimmons, and green onions. I visited a new book store and splurged on a new book for the eleven year old. I actually spent $4 on a frappacino - which was 1/4 of what I spent on a week's worth of fruits and veggies. I haven't had a store bought coffee in almost a year. I visited Garden Exchange and bought diatomaceous earth. I think I might get a better deal at a different store....have to look into it.
Time to get gardening and baking - well, after I clean animal pens. No farrier, so just as well I didn't lock in the horses anyway.