Tuesday, March 29, 2011

narcissus w/texture...

narcissus w/texture..., originally uploaded by credd.

i guess the saying of a watched pot never boiling...
is true with plants too.

i was gone for the weekend...
and some of my bulbs have finally opened.

yay spring!!!

Monday, March 28, 2011

hydroponic lettuce...

hydroponic lettuce..., originally uploaded by credd.

this was an AMAZING display in person!!!

i grow lettuce in my garden...
but i'm going to try something like this...
on a smaller scale of course...
this year.


*this photo was taken at the San Francisco flower and garden show...in San Mateo.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Saturday, March 19, 2011

making progress...

making progress..., originally uploaded by credd.

we've started making our cranes.
now we're just waiting to see if we'll get permission to put in them in the lobby of our office complex.
stay tuned!

i love having this as my wallpaper.
it's very motivating.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

my contribution...

my contribution..., originally uploaded by credd.

The crane in Japan is one of the mystical or holy creatures (others include the dragon and the tortoise), and is said to live for a thousand years. In Japan, it is commonly said that folding 1000 paper origami cranes makes a person's wish come true.  *definition from wikipedia.

after seeing soupatraveler's photo and the reference and link to damiec's 1000 cranes project yesterday...i was inspired to contribute.

i had an idea that i mentioned to a few of my co-workers...and we've decided to make cranes during lunchtime. i printed out some directions...and made my first crane this evening. :)

tomorrow...i will approach our building manager about having the cranes on display in the complex...and allowing us to take up donations (sponsor a crane for $1) that we will send to japan.  the complex also has a large conference room...and perhaps we can have a day where you can drop in and make a crane.  

i bought all of the origami paper...and hope to inspire those in my immediate circle to create 1000 cranes of our own.  

Friday, March 11, 2011

one for you & one for me...

one for you & one for me..., originally uploaded by credd.
rocky road for mrchazman.
birthday cake for me.


It’s been 40 years since the first store opened in Pike Place Market in 1971.

To thank and celebrate customers, Starbucks will offer a free Starbucks Petite to each customer purchasing any beverage on Customer Tribute Days:

March 10, 11 and 12 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. at participating stores in U.S. and Canada.


i tried a cup of the new tribute blend...
scored the tribute foursquare badge in the process...
and hope to win one of the $40 gift cards they'll be giving away later in the week.

hmmm...somebody oughta pay me for all this free advertising i'm doing!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

finding a little rhythm...

finding a little rhythm..., originally uploaded by credd.

02/52 ~ picture inspiration project.

in the berkeley library.
the shelves.
the books.
the pillars.
the window panes.

harmonious sequences.

Friday, March 4, 2011

make a difference...

make a difference..., originally uploaded by credd.

Once upon a time, there was a wise man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach before he began his work.

One day, as he was walking along the shore, he looked down the beach and saw a human figure moving like a dancer. He smiled to himself at the thought of someone who would dance to the day, and so, he walked faster to catch up.

As he got closer, he noticed that the figure was that of a young man, and that what he was doing was not dancing at all. The young man was reaching down to the shore, picking up small objects, and throwing them into the ocean.

He came closer still and called out "Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?"

The young man paused, looked up, and replied "Throwing starfish into the ocean."

"I must ask, then, why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?" asked the somewhat startled wise man.

To this, the young man replied, "The sun is up and the tide is going out. If I don't throw them in, they'll die."

Upon hearing this, the wise man commented, "But, young man, do you not realize that there are miles and miles of beach and there are starfish all along every mile? You can't possibly make a difference!"

At this, the young man bent down, picked up yet another starfish, and threw it into the ocean. As it met the water, he said, "It made a difference for that one."

The Starfish Story
adapted from The Star Thrower
by Loren Eiseley (1907 - 1977)