About the Book
Kauai in poetry, art and photography. Barbara Jaekel Lackovic takes you on a tour of Kauai that is both realistic and imaginative. Whether you've been to Kauai and are looking for a keepsake or are an armchair traveler, this is a one-of-a kind book you'll want in your collection.
Jaekel-Lackovic, an award winning poet, lives in
Lincoln, CA. and has been vacationing in the
Hawaiian Islands since a teenager.
Poetry is mostly haiku but also contains formal
and free verse styles. Photography is mostly landscape. Fantasy art features mermaids, fish and nature.
Drift on a banana-shaped raft. Meet a kissing cow. Pull potatoes from beds. Each an activity you could do at the California ranch of Barbara Jaekel Lackovic. Lackovic's home is a magnet for all ages. Each ranch visitor has a favorite pet. Most popular are Lucille, the kissing cow; Sushi, the coffee-drinking cat; and Lucky, the Barbados sheep, who thinks he's a dog. Day-time activities might include exploring the garden for bugs and butterflies. Lackovic asks guests to pull out a plant she says is a weed -- what guests find to their surprise are potatoes in shades of purple, gold and red. If the weather is warm, guests head to the creek to drift on banana-shaped rafts. Bedtime is popular at the ranch. That is when Barbara makes up stories and encourages listeners to add in their ideas. Lackovic, a retired TV/radio newscaster and corporate public relations consultant, is an award-winning poet.