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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

hot day

hot and humid day but instead of taking a bus, i walked from the train station
to home, so i can see around the world more closely, recently i found this small restaurant
who sells plants with very reasonable price, she always keeps some kind of different plants
and flower pots on the side, so i like to stop by every time when i walk by,
today, she had lots of colorful flowers
after i left above flower shop, i found this
summeryly flowers as i took steps climbing the hill
so hot....
after i climbed the hill, these blue flowers cheered me up
few more blocks to get home.....
two plants i bought today on the way home
zinnia elegants and coleus
finally, i am home

wild flower

i found this wild flower somewhere in the field during the spring,
didn't seems to survive till now, but still here with me, and
few weeks ago, there were two pink flowers on it,
i love the shape of this leaves and pale pink flowers

do anyone know the name of this wild flower?

Monday, June 27, 2011

baby balloon

cardiospermum vines are now clinging to the jute line I put on about a week ago.
this morning, i found more flowers, lots of petite white flowers on the vine here
and many.  I love the shape of the leaf.  some of the vine are
clinging to other plants or cardiospermum next to it, it's like plants holding
each others hands, very heart warming scene
can you see the vine clinging to the jute line?
found a baby balloon..............
here is another one  ♡
soon, this balloon will be puffy and filled with lovely heart shaped seeds in it 
other wild plants i collected over the months
basil is growing slowly 
morning glory says hello this morning,
edamame/soybeans leaves

Sunday, June 26, 2011


the sun comes out this morning
dark clouds rushes in,
covers the entire sky in a short period of time
here is little bit from my garden, saying hello

Saturday, June 25, 2011

when the postman knocks the door

 i am standing in the kitchen, cutting some eggplants that a friend
of mine gave me yesterday, i hear familiar sound of scooter
getting closer and closer to me, then the sound stopped all of
the sudden, i feel like i need to prepare for him knock my door,
i can't help myself getting excited, after a few moments of silence,
 i hear his footsteps going away and knocks my neighbor's door,
nmmm...wasn't for me this time,
 i now have something to look forward to again

Friday, June 24, 2011


it maybe because of so much rain, some of my vege plants
are having hard time growing. but there was one doing very well,
and today I was able to harvest very first cucumber from my garden.
rather than hiding it's own taste with too much seasoning, i really wanted to enjoy
natural flavor of it, so i just break it into small bite size and added vinegar&soysouce,
and made it like are fresh pickles
occasionally, sun comes out

Thursday, June 23, 2011

craspedia from garden



  simple but satisfying appertizer                               



the air was obscured by opaque moisture in the morning
by late afternoon, the sun appears as if she wants to breath
so, I rambled around neighborhood
I can't help myself feeling
so intrigued by small bushy trails
had a luck with this chardonnay today,
the bright yellow label got my attention immidately when I browsed
through wine section and reminded me of this lovely lady
who encourages me often, I don't know anything about
spanish and have no way of communicating with her at the moment,
so I am getting translation help,
here is to you, alice "cheers",
enjoyed this wine


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

on the way to the store

I like looking at the window side and entrance view around
my neighborhood, each house has its own characteristic appearance,
some are very blunt looking, some decorated with lots of hanging
baskets and pots, ivy vine coveing entire windows and concret wall,
makes it look like it's been there for centries, very welcoming atmosphere

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


in the early spring, I sowed edamame(soybeans) seeds in the pots 4/19,
this is my first attempt, didn't even know if they ever sprout out
but they have grown so much, so fast,
now there are many baby edamames in my garden,
am waiting for them to get little bigger


harveseted some seeds for next season

been for a while

little bit of sunshine returned finally this morning
made small pita and pork curry with
basil, fresh green pepper, thyme
all from my garden ✾

Monday, June 20, 2011

still rain

so many rainy days still last here
hoping for bright cheerful days
is there lots of rainy days where you are?


Sunday, June 19, 2011


   nature is so beautiful

   L: not sure the name
   R: Houttuynia cordata flower

green tomatoes

sadly, one of the biggest branch of tomato fell off this morning,
it has lots of new flowers and baby tomatoes but
couldn't save it..............
so, I just gathered whatever might be edible,
but had no idea what to do with these so green baby tomatoes
.....twisted my brain around and came up with the idea of easy quick pickles
if you happend to have green tomatoes like this here is the recipe
green tomatoes, vinegar, sugar, pinch of salt, and few drops of soysauce,
and sesame seeds on top