Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Garden Update

We had such a weird and late winter this year, but somehow the spotty rain and sun last month, plus newly harvested compost, plus some attention made the garden explode! This is definitely the most production spring yield I have had at the HH. 


Avocado, self sprouted in the compost. It looks a little sad here because it was newly transplanted, but doing much better now. And a grape vine 7ft high with an overcast Oakland sky background. 

Large bed, tree collard, kale, nasturtium, lettuce, green onion, broccoli

Green amaranth

Sunflower sprouts! 

Rainbow bed, etc (clockwise from lower left pot): strawberry, pole bean, green onion, bush beans, kale, lettuce, potato, arugula, amaryllis, jasmine, ??, ??, onion

Amaryllis....almost there.....! And bean flower buds.

Arugula flowers

Monday, April 14, 2014

Saturday Afternoon

My Saturday went something like this:


Pancakes (recipe here)


Garden (link)

Puppy (link to photo)

Friday, April 4, 2014

Sausal Creek

Trying to get to Dimond Park the other day, Lauren and I made a detour into a neighborhood and found a little trail (which turned out to be a big trail) called the Bridgeview Trail. Looking at a map, it seems to connect all the way to Joaquin Miller Park, too. Here are some lo-fi barely visible camera photos!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Pacific Orchid Expo

First: fake flowers on my real arm, done by Hannah at Castro Tattoo this weekend. I like the look of the vintage floral postcards and wanted a tulip because it is my mom's favorite flower. It is a crummy photobooth photo, but you get the idea. 

Second: T took me on a surprise date to the Pacific Orchid Exposition. There were thousands, possibly millions of different orchids from all over the world: California, Florida, Hawaii, Taiwan, etc. It was amazing. I read The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean two years ago which really piqued my interest. It was made into the movie Adaptation but as usual, the movie barely does the book justice.