geckos and photos

We’re adjusting to living back out in the middle of nowhere again. Evgenya usually takes the car to work, and I’m seeing if I can make a go of it on dialup at home. No streaming music, graphics turned off and then on again in frustration, and no phone while online. Sacrifices. On the other hand, I’m enjoying again that happy fax-like screeching when your modem is negotiating a connection that means you’re connected.

You’re online like it’s 1995!

The drive to our place is about 20 minutes from town, 11 minutes of which is twisting dirt road up to the house. We see geckos inside and outside, and try to catch them (inside geckos, we never win) or photograph them (outside geckos, we sometimes win). This one was on our bedroom window and had just caught a cricket. Evolution didn’t equip the gecko with the ability or the interest in seeing danger directly below it, so we could take all the flashy pictures we liked of this little guy and he was none the wiser.


Hawaii has many steep valleys, which are devoid of housing simply because they’re too steep for building. This is the view to the right of the house, a few days ago when mist was rolling through the valley.



Two months after we boarded a plane in Victoria, we’re finally settled. And the sacrifices were worth it. (They always are…)



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