I've gotta say that one of the true blessings of living in the islands is the abundance of juicy, ripe mangos - local grown. Sure, you can get a box of "tropical" mangoes at Costco or maybe even some organic ones at the health food store, but those puppies were grown in South America someplace and have travelled a LONG way to get here. I don't think they were tree-ripened!
Local mangoes, though, are a delight, even if they aren't quite ready to eat, I'm much more sure they were picked - like - yesterday. Yum!
That and Avocados - local grown, dozens of varieties available all year long. Double Yum!
One of my favorite things is to make a fruit salad with a mango, some bananas, maybe an apple for crunch, and an avocado - it's a fruit too, right? And maybe a ripe, ruby red grapefruit for a little tart.
Ah, some of my favorite things!
Nothing quite as pretty as a beautiful sunset. I looked out tonight before my walk and caught the yellow orb just after it sank behind the West Maui Mountains. Quick! Grab the camera. One thing you learn here is that ACTION is key. Nature stuff disappears quicker than you discover it, so have that camera by your side. Mostly happens with RAINBOWS, but sunsets too.
I have a technique of shooting of shooting five or six photos side by side and stitching them together in Photoshop with their automated compilation plugin. That's probably not what it's called, but that's what it does. Pretty flawlessly most of the time.