Feels Like Summer


One of my favorite things about this time of year is the blossoming pakalana. The vines are growing on the fence outside our home office and sometimes in the morning or early evening, if the wind is just right, the scent will find its way in here. It reminds me to stop and enjoy the moment……

Speaking of flowers and summer, it’s also a time for weddings. I have been making these wedding coconut cups for a very long time. Many years ago, a wedding company asked if we could make coconut champagne cups. This is what they got…coconut cups tied with raffia to the stem and tapa bases (look familiar?). I still get requests for them so am adding them to our specials.

“Mom, I need money.”

Younger son Bronson is home from UH and the only time he will work for us is when he needs money. Lucky for us he’s very poor now and hasn’t started his “real” summer job yet!

Sorry about this last picture……I just could not get it STRAIGHT!! So rather than drive myself crazier (ok, enhale, yes, smell that pakalana), I’ll leave it. It’s a rare moment when we all get to have dinner together and especially sit down at the same table to enjoy each other’s company.

Today’s ‘Olelo No’eau: ‘Ukuli’i ka pua, onaona i ka mau’u./Tiny is the flower, yet it scents the grasses around it.

Said of a small person who gives happiness to others.