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Friday, October 07, 2005

At Sunset - A Stroll Through the Neighborhood

Even though I know when sunset will occur with exact precision every night, I have often postponed my desire to go out and shoot some photos at that time of day. It is rather silly, but things always seem to intrude.

Today, though, everything seem to drop into place and I found myself walking my well worn route through the neighborhood. I didn't get a lot of pictures, only 3 actually worth posting, but they look pretty nice and I feel good about finally doing something that had been on my mind for a while.

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I am feeling a drive to make some big changes in the garden and I am constantly on the lookout for new plants and new ideas. I am trying to combine this with my desire to take some photos, so hopefully both areas will benefit.

Your own pumpkin patch

Even here in the dense (oh, the double meaning) urban environment of Los Angeles, people will still find a way to cultivate their small patch of soil.

Driving home from school the other day I happened acorss a front yard vegetable garden, including a sizeable pumpkin patch. It looks like they will get enough for a couple of jack-o-lanterns. I would have taken a picture, but by the time I got back with my camera the harvest had already taken place. Bummer.

While it may seem odd to grow a garden in your front yard, I am actually in the same position. The back garden is far too shaded to grow vegetables, but parts of the front yard get enough sun to be tolerabl, though still not perfect.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Special Issue - Los Angeles Times Home Section

Today's Home section of the LA Times is a special issue on fall gardens including articles on "Essentials for the tool shed" and "Meadows for the masses"
by Emily Green.

All the articles are available via the web.

Monday, October 03, 2005

More sketching...

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I got the itch to sketch last night as I sat watching TV, of all places.

I have been cooped up in the house a lot this last week and I think this is reflected in my subject matter.