Alaska is not known for its exotic trees. You've got your spruce and your birch and your alder. But Hawaii? Wow!
Don't ask me how this tree grew out of the lava.
Despite being doubled over by the wind,
this lonely tree on top of a barren hill
possessed a sort of dignity that appealed to me.
I saw this freaky kind of tree all over the place. It sends down vines, which over time seem to woodify (I'm pretty sure that's a botanical term). The vines literally harden and turn into roots on the outside of the trunk. Weird. But cool.
Dinner last: chicken and scallops over rice