South of Kona, in the Captain Cook area, we watched the sunset from our tiny lanai while eating a delicious grilled fish dinner. There were double reflections from the sun on the ocean, framed by a forest of tulip trees, yet the sun was still in the clouds up above. I’d never seen that before. Sunsets are truly amazing in Hawai’i.
Another thing I’d never seen before arrived the next morning. Our B&B breakfast included a plate of these…
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It’s a longan fruit—very round like a mac nut and smaller than a walnut. The skin is mottled and leathery brown. The inside is a juicy translucent fruit like a lychee—that’s what you eat. Not the purple seed in the middle, though.
(1″ x 1″ pen and watercolor pencil on moleskine® sketch paper)
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