Tis the season for Dragon Fruit, I absolutely love serving this as an accompaniment to breakfast when I can. This is the fruit most are not familiar with, so I love seeing everyone's face when they first see it. The photo is of the white variety, there is also pink and red, red being my favorite. This fruit grows on a tall cactus and before being cut, it is colorful and rather large in size. Quite similar in texture to a kiwi, but oh so colorful. Breakfast at Ohia House on the Big Island is always plentiful and interesting!
It is going to be an absolutely beautiful day here in Pahoa Hawaii. I just returned from a walk, all blue sky above, and the sounds of the birds singing as they woke. Time for a peaceful swim before my day gets going.
Not far from Ohia House Bed and Breakfast, located in Pahoa, Hawaii is Volcanoes National Park, a must visit if you are vactioning on the Big Island. This coming week here is what you can learn to do! Ti Leaf Lei Demonstration. Park rangers demonstrate how to make ti leaf lei, one of the most popular traditional lei in Hawai‘i. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ongoing ‘Ike Hana No‘eau “Experience the Skillful Work” workshops. Free.
When: Wed., June 24 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center lānai
Just a short drive from Ohia House B & B, this Wednesday, June 17, 2015 in Volcanoes National Park, join entertainer and songwriter Lito Arkangel as he shares his original compositions and other Hawaiian favorites. A native of the former plantation town of ‘Ōla‘a (now known as Kea‘au), Lito learned music by turning pages for his grandmother as she played piano for the local church. After decades of backyard jam sessions, Lito is now an accomplished full-time entertainer and musician, and just released his debut album, Lito Arkangel…Me ke Aloha, produced by Grammy Award winner Charles Michael Brotman. Lito was a finalist for “Most Promising Artist” at the 2015 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ Nā Leo Manu, “Heavenly Voices” performances. Free. 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center auditorium
Volcanic Ash Impacts around the World: Lessons from the Field and Laboratory. What kind of impact does volcanic ash have on farming, agriculture, communities, computers and critical infrastructure? Dr. Tom Wilson, a lecturer of Hazard and Disaster Management in the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Canterbury, will discuss what he and his team of scientists have learned researching both short- and long-term ash impacts in New Zealand, and the resiliency of rural and isolated communities to natural disasters. Their research has focused on the impact of recent disasters in the Canterbury region from snowstorm and flooding events, and the assessment of natural hazard risk for isolated communities. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ongoing After Dark in the Park series. Free.
When: Tues., June 9 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium
Very informative, don't miss it!
Ohia House Bed and Breakfast is just a short drive from the National Park and a great "home base" for your Hawaii vacation. We hope to see you soon!