These are the pictures I’ve taken lately, mostly from Maui

unopened daphne blossoms

Daphne Odora

One of the first signs of spring is when these daphne odora blooms start emerging. In a few weeks these will open with an amazing fragrance.

hydroponics setup showing lettuce and mustard greens

New hydroponics setup

A yellowish pumpkin, about 16 inches long.

A Giant Pumpkin!

A ninebark bush with dark maroon leaves and small pink blossoms and larger white flowers


Barred Owl

New chicks!

Butterfly visiting a yacon flower

A Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae) visits a yacon flower in our garden in Ha’iku, Maui. Photography by David Fry.

Garden spider

Bees in our garden

Our basil always attracts a bee swarm. Today, while weeding the garden, I noticed red dots on some of the bees. While I was initially worried it could be varroa destructor mites, friends on the internet have assured me it’s just red pollen. I feel lucky to have so many bees, considering how many places are suffering colony collapse disorder. But in upcountry Maui, we are lucky to be surrounded by many other families with organic gardens and small farms that keep bees happy and healthy.


Haiku Hoʻolauleʻa and Flower Festival, April 25, 2015

Please save the date for next year’s Haiku Hoʻolauleʻa and Flower Festival.

Saturday, April 25, 2015