Photos of birds, fish, flowers and miscellaneous things that catch my eye and instill a sense of wonder.
Friday, August 05, 2011
Honest Living, Machete Skills Required
Coconut vendor at the Hilo Farmer's Market. This young man was selling green coconuts at the Hilo Farmer's Market. The coconuts were brought in by the bunch unhusked. He would then hold the coconut in his left hand while he hacked it open with a machete in this right hand (see machete on the ground). The precision at which the machete cleanly cut into coconuts (which are quite difficult to cut/husk, I might add -- although green coconuts are a little easier) was impressive not to mention the inherent danger. It was probably worth getting a coconut just for the show. Coconut husking coming soon to an X Games near you.