(Not quite) Wordless Wednesday #213 – Leonard’s Malasadas

Leonard's Malasadas - Leonard's Bakery

My schedule was jammed pack for my weekend in Oahu to attend parts of the Hawaii Food and Wine Festival, but there was one thing I was adamant about doing: getting to Leonard's Bakery for Leonard's Malasadas. My Mom's side of the family is Portuguese and throughout my childhood on only a handful of occasions I would attend a family reunion or function in which my Great Auntie Lee would make … [Read more...]

(Not quite) Wordless Wednesday #210 – Kyoto Colors

Kyoto Colors

There was so much red everywhere when I was in Kyoto, from time to time it was refreshing to see a pop of another color!  Granted, I know there is red in this photo, but I love the blue! How about you? What's your favorite color to "see?" … [Read more...]

(Not quite) Wordless Wednesday #209 – Leoda’s Kitchen & Pie Shop


After a full day of farm tours, on my last evening in Maui driving back to the Napili Kai Beach Resort I hit up Leoda's Kitchen & Pie Shop for dinner (and dessert). I had that little voice in my head that prevented me from just eating [sweet] pie for so I ordered the Hamakua mushroom pie pictured above.  It was my last chance to have Hamakua mushrooms for who knows how long and I am glad I … [Read more...]

(Not quite) Wordless Wednesday #208 – ONA Bags Interview


I am thrilled to be featured on the ONA Bags blog, check out my interview to learn a little more about me. I recently got a new camera, a Fuji X-E2 which is an awesome, light, portable camera, did I say awesome?  The first thing I purchased when I got the camera was my ONA Bag, an item I have been coveting it for a very long time!  I have the Bowery (you can see it pictured above) which is p … [Read more...]

(Not quite) Wordless Wednesday #207 – Anthurium Macro

(Not quite) Wordless Wednesday #207 – Anthurium Macro

I didn't take a lot of macro shots while in Hawaii, I barely took any photos with my "real" camera, I was too busy taking notes into my Moleskine! But I loved these anthurium (buds, pods?) which I spotted taking a bath while visiting Greenpoint Nurseries (part of my Hilo Grown Tour) and I took the opportunity to get a beloved macro shot. How about you? Have you seen these flowers before? In … [Read more...]

(Not quite) Wordless Wednesday #206 – Wildflower Hunting

(Not quite) Wordless Wednesday #206 - Wildflower Hunting

Over the weekend we went wildflower hunting north of Sacramento.  We were in the Bear Valley Road area between Williams and Clear Lake, while this is a route I had taken many times as a child on my way to visit my grandparents in the summer, little did I know that there were adventurous side roads to be taken.  Particularly if you are looking for fields of flowers, in this case California poppies ( … [Read more...]

(Not quite) Wordless Wednesday #205 – Da Poke Shack

(Not quite) Wordless Wednesday #205 – Da Poke Shack

On the advice of the folks at Greenwell Farm I headed closer to the beach and toward the very long line at Da Poke Shack in order to get a taste of the island's best poke.  Since you can find poke, good ones, every where it is really hard to say who really has the best, but I definitely thought the one I got was pretty darn good! Poke is made up of sliced ahi tuna (traditionally although they … [Read more...]

(Not quite) Wordless Wednesday #204 – Nishiki Generations


Third generation fish monger.  Or maybe fourth. Either way, totally adorable.  I rarely take photos of people, I don't seem to get it right very often and I am shy about asking permission (which I feel strongly you should do). But this guy was too cute! How about you? Do you like taking photos of people? … [Read more...]

(Not quite) Wordless Wednesday #203 – Month of Letters Week 1

Month of Letters

I am participating in the Month of Letters campaign and  I made it through the first week!   The biggest reward has been the response from my friend Andi Perullo of My Beautiful Adventures who was thrilled with my little card and gift and that maybe me feel great. How about you? Are you participating in the Month of Letters challenge? How do you feel when you get an handwritten note? … [Read more...]

(Not quite) Wordless Wednesday #202 – San Francisco Neighborhoods

San Francisco Neighborhoods

During the process of interviewing and writing the San Francisco Profiles posts I realized that people may be familiar with the names of some of the San Francisco neighborhoods but not where they are in the city.  Above is a map laying them out across the 7 miles by 7 miles that makes San Francisco. Tune in tomorrow for the Richmond District! How about you? Do you have a favorite part of San … [Read more...]