This Tea Tuesday, It’s Actually Ti Tuesday

I decided not to write a new post on Sunday because it was Father’s Day, and, if you don’t know why that matters, please see the previous blog entry. You don’t even have to read the post, you can just look at the title.

I’m back today because it’s Tuesday, and on Tuesdays I drink tea. Well… I drink tea everyday, but I write about drinking tea on Tuesdays.

Except this post isn’t about drinking tea.

Oops.

It’s about a different plant, which I encountered while living and working on an organic farm on Maui, called “ti.”

And, yes, pronounced “tea.”

Red Ti plants with a mountain backdrop

Red Ti plants with a mountain backdrop

So, it’s Ti Tuesday. (Ha!)

And, for Ti Tuesday, I’m sharing a video that E and I made of an amusing afternoon we spent with some friends at the Hana Lava Tube.

Looking up at the entrance to the lava tube

Looking up at the entrance to the lava tube

I mentioned the lava tube in my post about things to do along the Hana Highway, and explained that a lava tube is an underground cave formed by the flow of molten lava. Exploring the Hana Lava Tube takes about 40 minutes, costs $11.95 per person, and is a family-friendly rainy-day activity.

Shadow Puppets in the Lava Tube -- note the gold flecks behind the bunny, which are actually a rock-eating bacteria that lives in the cave

Shadow puppets in the Lava Tube — note the gold flecks behind the bunny, which are actually a rock-eating bacteria that lives in the cave

Of course, if you go on a sunny day, like my friends and I did, then you can also enjoy the Red Ti Botanical Garden Maze.

Signage

Signage

It’s like a corn maze, but prettier. Check it out (and don’t forget to watch in HD):

If you enjoy the music in this video, you should check out Magic Man, which is a “triumphant synth rock band” from my home state of Rhode Island, founded by a fellow Tufts alum. Class of 2012, woo!

Let me know in the comments what you think of An Opportune Moment’s second foray into video.

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3 comments

  1. I didn’t see where to click to watch the video until I went to the comment page. I’ll check it out now 🙂

  2. I enjoyed the music..how long did it take to find your way out?? I thought some of the captions should have been shown a little longer..maybe I’m just a slower reader 🙂

    1. Sorry the captions were too fast! Luckily, there was a short path out after we found the tree, and I’m glad you liked the music.

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