Friday, February 17, 2012
Nothing like a mini tropical getaway to nourish and rejuvenate the soul (and take the edge off winter!). The whole island is a garden of extraordinary earthly delights. Amazing flora & fauna growing both wildly and in the local gardens. I spent some time marveling (and sketching) the abundantly lush plant life at the national tropical botanical garden. I’m inspired to create a line of botanical letterpress + watercolor cards with bold floral patterns.
A favorite spot for bodysurfing, soaking up the sun and watching the waves. Brennecke’s Beach was pretty much wiped out when hurricane Iniki hit in 1992 – the sand has (mostly) returned to its shores.
We’ve been hitting the moveable feast of farmer’s markets as they make their way from town to town around the island. Papaya with vanilla yogurt and coco-nutty granola is a breakfast staple. YUM.