Get Back To The Garden
stick your finger in the dirt, drop a seed in the hole, and welcome the rise of civilization.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Cassini Mission: a short film
A short film that sequences photos taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during it's Saturn fly-by.
Nine Inch Nails' Ghosts I-IV compliments the spectacle.
Brilliant work by Chris Abbas.
Monday, June 13, 2011
the gardener's gin and tonic
Hendrick's Gin contains essences of rose pedals and cucumber, and goes well with tonic and a cucumber slice - of which I just so happen to have a fresh backyard-grown supply. Yum!
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Our backyard is alive with new families!
Here are some sparrow condos I made out of old fence-board last winter. We watch them come and go all day. When they return you can hear the babies inside.
They are some prime real estate, close to food and water. There is no vacancy.
A baby sparrow sits atop the fence with unsure feet.
Same baby sparrow perched on a pot hanger looking into what all the fuss is about, and discovers peanut butter!
A family of inca dove sticking close in the shade.
Baby grackle getting fed. Me! Me! Me! is the sound they make.
This mockingbird is busy making her next nest in the tangle where our climbing rose meets the crossbeam of the arbor.
She peeks out while arranging sticks.
Friday, June 3, 2011
the lion, the grass, and the gazelle
In the garden, the gazelle eats at the cost of the grass, and the lion eats at the cost of the gazelle.
And all of them need water.
painting "Lion Attacking Gazelle" by Olaf C. Seltzer