Sunday, May 27, 2007

Inside Outside

A new policy has been instituted. If it goes outside to get sold, it is not allowed back inside. The result is the house is pretty much emptied and actual packing has commenced. The carport is surprisingly tidy considering how much stuff it now contains.
















I rarely dropped the blinds in the bedroom unless I was trying to take a late afternoon nap. Who would want to hide This View from My Window.
















I know you can't really tell from this picture, but we are having an afternoon mauka shower. It is raining and it has rained quite nicely thank you.

















The process of designing and building my cozy little cottage in North Carolina has already begun. By the time I get there a gravel road/driveway will be in and the pad for the future house and cabin will be cleared.

I am going to have to make all kinds of decisions about what my new house will feel like. I have never done this before. Green paint I can pick. Now we are talking every little detail. I'll think about it more on the drive over.
















This nice little down pour could mean a special treat before I go. The thousands of potted Zephyr Lily bulbs that I still have, Lord help me, could bloom en masse.

The computer and Tropical Embellishments is being unplugged Wednesday night however. Will the Zephyr Lilies bloom in time?
















The jungle outside my window takes on a new presence when the walls are bare and the room is stripped clean except for the boxes on the floor.













See it really did rain. Manila Palms channel the rain water right down their trunks. When it rains hard, there is a river of water running down the palm. Brilliant survival strategy don't you think?
















Will the Zephyr Lilies bloom in time for the last image from Maui?
Stay tuned.

Back to packing.

9 comments:

Delphine said...

I really love your garden, it's so nice,this bride exotic jungle. Have you planed to meet Chuck during his hawaian trip ? (sorry for my bad english)

Christopher C. in Hawaii said...

It would have been nice to meet Chuck, but he will be on a different island that is a plane ride away and not even an easy day trip.

Carol said...

Good luck with the packing and moving, and I hope all those Zephyr lilies do bloom for you one last time.

It's fun to design a house from the ground up, but scary, too. I've done it, and my one fear was that something would turn out weird or odd, and I'd have no one to blame but myself. You can't say "that was that way when I bought it".

Xris said...

Right now, Blog Widow John and I are listening to the roofers begin tearing off the second half of our roof today, so I have some extra empathy with your construction anxiety.

Will miss your writing and photographs. Looking forward to hearing from you from your new pad.

Pam said...

wow! I didn't realize that there was so much movement already on the NC front. I'm impressed. I'm slowly embracing the building process for the first time myself - and am just starting to get to the decision-making process. All of those decisions...I want it to be over and it has barely begun.

Layanee said...

Safe journeys.

Christopher C. in Hawaii said...

I am building a small cabin first 14 x 27. A house will come a few years down the road. Might as well do the initial clearing for the house when the machines are there putting in a road and such.

The cabin is going to be built to last though. I don't want it to be an erect a shack. I want it done before the snow flys.

It helps that my Dad is a retired building contractor/architect and lives on site during the warm months. He says if I don't get a job we can have it built, minus some detail work in two months. Yes I am going to be building it too.

Thanks for the good wishes Layanee.

Blackswamp_Girl said...

Christopher, I hope that you have a safe journey... that you check in sometime to let us know how the cabin goes and how life is treating you... and that the zephyr lilies bloom to send you off appropriately. :)

Christopher C. in Hawaii said...

Thanks Kim. If I was a true computer geek I could blog my trip across the county while I was doing it. Instead I have claimed a new cyber home for NC and will go live when I can.