Tuesday, December 15, 2015
UPDATE ON PEARL'S ASHES AND THE GOLD TREE
I walked 18 holes at the Ala Wai Golf Course yesterday and had a photo taken at Pearl's Gold Tree next to the 17th hole tee-off:
Frankly, the tree did not look any bigger than it did on the day it was planted eleven months ago:
It actually looked smaller and scrawnier, but perhaps there is a transition period to get acclimated to the environment. All the other Gold Trees looked similarly challenged. For a while I thought they had died, but I noticed yesterday that most are now beginning to re-sprout leaves. It takes time, but in five to ten years these trees should for a few weeks in the Spring look like the following from the Manoa Campus:
Around 20 trees were similarly planted at the Makalena Golf Course.
My Pearl's Ashes effort came to a conclusion during my recent Grand Around the World Adventure. I've now laid her ashes at more than 50 sites around the world, and, as I consider writing a novel on THE VENUS SYNDROME, I am also thinking about publishing a photo journal of my experiences as PEARL'S ASHES. This will be only be an E-book, for a hardback of colored pictures would cost a fortune. Mind you, I'm not exactly tossing large samples of ashes into the air. The photo at the left indicates the gel caps I utilized. Here, at the Taj Mahal. I should indicate that a few of the ceremonies were symbolic.
Typhoon Melor has unexpectedly strengthened back to 120 MPH, but has largely, now, left the Philippines, and is still projected to head towards the Spratly Islands.
At last count, almost a million were evacuated and three had died.