Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Planters to make sidewalk.



Taken in New York City. Going back there this weekend. I will spend all my time in Brooklyn, which is fine by me.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Repotting Sunflowers.





See the reason I don't write more, is well, I ain't so good at it. And when I try to write it takes almost two weeks to come up with something marginally decent(i.e. - Amanda and I went canoeing TWO weeks ago this Friday...and NOTHING from me). It will come...maybe. So for now, I demonstrate in images.

Post Script - Amanda and her beaux Jon are on a roadtrip and blogging about it at: http://southwardbound.tumblr.com/

Monday, May 25, 2009

Awesome.


My downstairs neighbor and I are in the midst of making a container garden at our apartment building. Here is a tomato plant we are going to try and grow upside down.
Sorry for the crappy image; better images to follow.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

SNL, Christopher Walken and googly eyes



Um, I think they just did this skit to hear Christopher Walken say, "googly."

Sunday, May 17, 2009

NY Times: On Lead Contamination in Soil.



Here is an article which talks about lead contamination and what to do if you plan on growing plants(for both food and flowers). Getting soil tested is a good idea! For those of you in New York, the Parks and Recreation will test it for free. In Mass it's about $9.

For more information in Mass go here.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Best Bus Stop Ever


It almost makes it okay to wait for the bus.
On Western Avenue and Richardson Street in Brighton, MA

The Beefy, Cheesy Glory Edition


I've always thought glory tasted beefy and cheesy. Thank god someone finally said it.
Taken in Porter Square in Cambridge, MA.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Trash Day.



...Was Thursday, but as previously noted, I'm a procrastinator.

Other uses for Trees and Shoes



Both on Highland Street in Somerville, MA.

Monday, April 20, 2009

I'm a little teapot/Antithetical elephant.



For those wondering: the elephant was on Summer street in between School Street and Central Street in Somerville. This picture is on Central Street between Summer and Highland. Just walk around, it'll be good for you.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Spring is Sprunging.

Yep, I post nothing. That's cause I am a procrastinator...just ask Turbo Tax, and my father,(whose hour long rant on how not doing your taxes ahead of time is unpatriotic). But at least that means it's April, and trees are flowering and there are buds a'buddin', and despite the chilly weather it's going to be warm and the sun is going to be setting later and later.
So I leave you with picture of Rosa the cat and some herbs I planted.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Changing our Cities.

There's an article in the NY Times today about how we should use our economic nosedive to reinvent our cities. Using the examples of FDR and the Works Projects Administration, and also Eisenhower's interstate highway program(Eisenhower's is somewhat ironic), creates an overview of what has, and what could be done to enrich our urban lives. You can find it here.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Overgrown in Somerville



So the image that is the current header is the same plant as above. What it is, still don't know, and it's in a lot of my pictures. Any ideas?(Answer: Rhododendron) It's an effing hardy plant, and lasts all winter. It's nice to see green in the winter. What attracted me was not so much the the color, but how much there is of it. This plant looks pretty healthy, but I know that pruning keeps a plant healthy, and is the best way to go(for us and the plants), but sometimes I can't help but relish in something that's overgrown. During my critiques in art school people always made the comments about how nature will finally take over. And yeah, if we don't implode(or explode?) the world with a nuclear bomb, nature will take over. That's kind of obvious. And yes, it did annoy me, making that oh so hackneyed observation that nature will "regain" power. But at the same time I love when I see plants that have gone crazy and have almost extended their welcome into our walking spaces, and into our visual bank of what nature should look like in a city. So here are a few more pictures for you. And if you'll pardon, the layout's not very nice, but deal(I ain't in art school no more). Have a good weekend.









Duct taped tree in Somerville

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Wasn't it becoming warmer?





I saw the trees budding two weeks ago. It really needs to be spring, can someone get on that?

Bad Geranium Juju.

I think the phrase, "third times the charm," is just a thing people say so they can see you screw up for yet another time. And it's not even the third, it's the fourth. The fourth time something bad has happened to a geranium I have owned. But this time, it just died.
My bad Geranium history:
1. A caterpillar's munched on it(which was pretty cool though)
2. It's gone crashing to the ground(thanks, cat)
3. It's been stolen!(damn Somerville hooligans),
4. and then evil cat tormented it to a bitter end(mostly by lying in it while I was at work or asleep, and maybe, possibly peeing in it occasionally).

I re-potted a piece that survived, but I should have know better! And now it's pathetically lingering on my kitchen table until I have enough gumption to get rid of it.




Bon Voyage sweet geranium! Until the next time one of your kind is unlucky enough to become my plant.