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.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
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 photo was taken at the San Francisco flower and garden show...in San Mateo.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
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.
i love having this as my wallpaper.
it's very motivating.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
after seeing soupatraveler's photo and the reference and link to damiec's 1000 cranes project yesterday...i was inspired to contribute.
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
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Friday, March 4, 2011
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)