Monday, January 08, 2007

Buddha and the beast

Taking a wee break from my catch up work of cleaning house, doing laundry, banking and getting myself back on keel, after my sister's riotous 10 days here. I had fully intended to document the hanging out, running around and general frolic, but it fell by the wayside. So here are a few pix to hold you over...

We have been finding giant centipedes in our house off and on, this winter. Ugh. I'm told their bite is quite painful, but have not experienced it personally. It's made me much more cautious about emptying my shoes out, and where I throw the dirty laundry. This one is nearly dead, and was found in the koa room, (note the beautiful, though rather scratched floor) and I pitched it outside. They are not aggressive, I just don't want them in the house.

The sibling rival and I went to the Valley of the Temples, which is this cemetary and monument on the windward side of the island. It is beautiful, with a huge replica of the Byodo-in temple in Kyoto. The day we went, it was cloudy and quiet, very peaceful and beautiful.

We went here on New Year's Day, and it inspired me to get out and visit more sacred sites, in the coming year.


Chelsea said...

Ugh! I am generally unafraid of insects and other crawlies, but that's just too many legs.

Reya Mellicker said...

You live in such an exotic place. Wow. I love the pics, except for the centipede pic. My goodness you've had such a time dealing with the wild kingdom of the Knitted Brow!

Pam! said...

yikes! If there's one thing I don't like it's anything with a LOT of legs.
The pics of the Temple look so serene...what a place!