Thursday, July 28, 2016

Some of my favorite pots

Sometimes you just want to look at what you've got... I have a lovely set of built in shelves in my current apartment.  This week I unpacked more tubs of pottery and put them on display.



You may have noticed the black backdrop, which is where I take my photos of the new pottery.  Pretty simple, except getting the lighting right, and the coloring.  But it's a way to keep records.

Bottom shelf items need to be put on special sales...they were here last year!

These are the things that will go to the market this Saturday. 
I'll be bringing home some of the things that have been at market all July. It's time to think about August!

There are 2 more sets of shelves to share with you...


Today's Quote:


It takes a sensitive ear to tune in to the silence of the heart, but it is there in each one of us. Madisyn Taylor Daily Om

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Need to prune sometimes

I had 6 huge sunflower plants growing, and not much space between them.
I can't help it every seed came up.  But I should have known to cut back some of them earlier.  It's just such a hard decision to make.
That's my raised bed garden with the giants (second one in the picture.) They grew tall, and strong, but every other one was having some serious problems.
I didn't have anything to cut them with, so I just bent down the stems on the ones that had dying leaves.  I also did the same to some of the other leafy things that were unknown to me, from the Burpee's Polinators seeds.

I wonder what this was.

I'd really like a few tomatoes, and then maybe some beans.  We shall see. There are just too many things growing in this little space!


Today's Quote:


The only way to live is to accept each minute as an unrepeatable miracle.
Margaret Storm Jameson

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Stress reducers

 I haven't been taking good care of the fish tank, and was down to just one male guppy.  I couldn't decide whether to get more fish, or give him away and just put plants in the aquarium...dithered about it for weeks.

 But there they are, new fish! Hope they make it. Some red guppies to keep the little guy company, and some Sunburst Wag Platties (or something like that) which were on sale for $1 each. And I got an Octocinclus who loves to eat algae.  I even moved the tank closer to the desk and further from sunlight, to hopefully reduce the amount of algae it grows.

I love that PetsMart gives me a 2 week guarantee, so I'm watching to see how many of them may have to be replaced.

In the meantime, I love sitting and looking at these little creatures swimming around.  Better than TV or Facebook any day! And I think how they were delivered to the store the very day I bought them, having been raised in some farm of tanks somewhere, shipped along, and now they are in their new home.

Today's quote:


Turn your face to the sun, and the shadows fall behind you. Maori proverb
 
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