Sunday, July 5, 2009

Highlight of my Kauai Trip

This picture is the highlight of my trip to Kauai in April. Wes and I took a snorkel cruise that went along the Napali coast, then to Lihua for some snorkeling, then on past Niihau and back to Port Allen.

I have NEVER seen a monk seal while I've been in the water before, much less had one swim almost right up to me! Now I do have some zoom on my camera and this pic is cropped from the original, but dang, it was so exciting to have one swim right up! He swam right up to the group, hung out for a couple minutes, then swam away. About 15 minutes earlier he had come around for a few minutes, but I was much further away. The Hawaiian Monk Seal is an endangered species so it's illegal to harass them, but it's not illegal for them to harass humans! LOL...

Monday, May 11, 2009

My Favorite Spring Flower

It has been awhile! Setting up my new computer was a royal PITA. It took weeks to find all my disks. Also, I'm evaluating CS4 to see if I want to upgrade and I finally got around to installing it last night on my laptop. I don't know what the heck I'm doing yet but I did figure out how to change this pic from a RAW image to a .jpg.
This is a clamatis - Crystal Fountain. It is my favorite flower that bloomed in my yard this spring. I've had this in the ground for 3 years now. This is the first time it has bloomed full-sized blooms. The first year it managed a single pathetic little bloom. Last summer it was so disease-riddled that I thought I lost the whole plant. I'm finding the hotter it gets, the more the plant suffers. This spring, it came back and I got a grand total of TWO blooms. This is one of them.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Facebook Page for Cloud Nine

I created a Facebook Page for Cloud Nine. My Cloud Nine blog will feed the Facebook page so if you prefer to get updates on Facebook, you can keep up with me there!

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Thursday, January 1, 2009

Cloud Nine News

I decided to implement a new flat rate domestic shipping charge of $6.00! I do need to raise prices on a few items but I think this new shipping rate will help offset a portion of of this. And be sure to use the coupon on your orders!!

Coming soon: new lotion fragrances (pineapple, raspberry vanilla, sandalwood vanilla, and Drakkar), unscented lotion stick, and I will finally get around to putting the Aroma Ornaments on the site!!