Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Breadfruit and Bedspreads

 A L O H A From Honolulu!
When you come out
of the storm you
won't be the same person
that walked in.
That's what the storm
is all about. Haruki Murakami

Daytime Disco Sunshine
Under The
Upside Down Canoe


 Ulu Leaves
These are such an iconic shape that
they are a popular Hawaiian Quilt Pattern.
[Shown Below]

Breadfruit, (Artocarpus altilis),
tree of the mulberry family
and its large fruits that are a
staple food of the South Pacific
and other tropical areas.
Breadfruit contains considerable
amounts of starch and is seldom
eaten raw. It may be roasted, baked,
boiled, fried, or dried and
ground into flour.

The breadfruit is a superb tree,
about 60 feet high, with
deep green, shining leaves,
a foot broad, sharply and
symmetrically cut, worthy,
from their exceeding beauty
of form, to take the place of the
acanthus in architectural ornament,
and throwing their pale green
fruit into delicate contrast.
      Isabella Bird
"Fascinating Woman Explorer"

All Thing
Somehow Work Out
For Those That Love.

Love You,
Pixie & Cloudia



Common Mergansers    Link


Teresa said...

Your pictures of breadfruit are really cool. Pixie looks like she's wondering how to eat a whole breadfruit.

Mike said...

Don't stand under a breadfruit tree. Fruit weighs 0.25–6 kg. So up to 13 pounds.

Anita said...

thank you for this post Cloudia dear!Ilove that quote all things work out for those who love!

Wish you all good dear sister!xxx

Pixie is always a dahling! muah muah muah!

Elephant's Child said...

That is one stunning quilt.
I have heard of breadfruit but never eaten it. And have been blown away by Isabella Bird's adventures and writing.

William Kendall said...

Breadfruit is new to me.

RedPat said...

I have heard of breadfruit but haven't seen one before.

Cloudia said...

Thanks friends!

Sandee said...

Beautiful words, beautiful photography and beautiful Pixie.

Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Scritches to Pixie. ♥

Breathtaking said...

Hello Cloudia,:=) Bread fruit is something I have heard about but never eaten. Your photo of the tree with fruit is super. The quilt is beautiful. Nice pose of Pixie.

Jenn Jilks said...

We made it through the storm. Many are still cleaning up, though!
Lovely photos and quotes.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What a lovely quilt. And the upside down canoe was fun. What a lot of alcohol, too. Thanks for sharing Pixie (with lots of love), your lovely photos and quotes and the Hula Bar with us for T this Tuesday, dear Cloudia.

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Great photos - I'd love to try breaf fruit

Sharon Madson said...

Hello Pixie and Cloudia! Lovely post. I especially like the information about the quilt. Happy T Day.

21 Wits said...

Love that upside down canoe we have a restaurant in Stillwater that has one over their bar. It's delightful too! Aloha to you and Pixie.

nwilliams6 said...

Your pictures are always very interesting, but I especially like today's. The quilt is fabulous and I really didn't know much about breadfruit so very cool to learn. The bar with the canoe looks very fun. Happy T-day and Hugz to you and your sweet kitty!

Linda said...

Love the quilt! The mergansers are interesting.

Caty said...

Great photographs !! This is an amazing post, thanks so much for sharing.
Pixie is really lovely. Happy belated belated T-day ! sorry.
I wish you a very nice Sunday, big hugs,