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Thursday, May 31, 2012

garden book to share

got up early and just watered my garden while
birds are busy with singing in morning lesson
found a beautiful garden book

mn ~ may is ending, i wish time
would stop for a l~ong moment

Wednesday, May 30, 2012


soaking violas for propagation.  some stawberry
being harvested from balcony.  bought my first tree ever
in my life: juneberry tree and planted in a huge terracotta pot.
placeed right next to my tatami-room to enjoy the lovely leaves

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

thoughts for italy

period of rain shower around noon and again in the evening
helped me rest from watering my all my plants
then later, clear sky appeared
went for eveing walk
air was so cool that i needed a comfy cotton scalf
around my neck....i should keep it every day in my purse

my thoughts goes to people in italy
hoping for no more disaster

Monday, May 28, 2012

in the evening

enjoying the season in slow motion
but one of favorite month has flown too quickly

breathing a lot better now
thanks for many good tips

Friday, May 25, 2012

crochet for summer

when i was little, i used to think that knitting&crocheting are winter
activity but now i do all season.   i came up with the idea of making
airly summer scalf with light linen.    i hope i can finish this one soon without
getting bored and start wearing it this summer.
people in northen part of the world seems to enjoy knitting all year long.
i am becoming one of those who knit all the time.

something to remember

just came home from grocery store carring some food
but feel asthmatic like attack.  i need some good
soothing tea to help me relax.
hot soothing tea with camomile giving me comfort to
my chest.  thanks to a friend for this wonderful tea. 

Thursday, May 24, 2012

drying herbs

blue daisy

lace mint for mint tea

experimenting what kind of herbs can be dried and used
in cooking or herb tea. right now, i have pepper mint,
wild mint(don't know the name), lace mint, growing in the garden.
this lace mint has smooth peachy fragrance and has lacey look on the edge of
the leaves and later in the summer, supposed to have pink flower

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

help ❤ looking for pink flower seed

in my garden, most of the flower color i have are
blue, white, yellow, purple flower but luck of
pink which is one of my favorite and i really miss having sweet pink flower
lately, i am crazy about flower and dream of creating pink flower
garden in my balcony but unable to find decent pink flower. 
i have been wanted to ask this for a while.
i would like to ask anyone who would like to do seed exchange
with me.  my seed availability is
orange poppy, yellow poppy, rucola,
morning glory, cardiospermum etc..
and maybe some japanese herb seed

possibly, i have been wanted to have
pale pink, slmon pink and other pink flower
if you have any from your garden or store
whichever is greatly appreciated
i will be looking forward to hear from you
thanks in advance
some pink garden photo form tasha's garden i'm in love with

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

green onion and rucola

sunshine on dayoff gives me plenty of good energy
i can hardly sit still
harvested some green onion from garden and rucola
made a breakfast plate with fresh green
going to explore used book store i have been
wanted to visit for sometime now

Monday, May 21, 2012

seed giveaway winner

here is garden this morning with lots of new faces showing up
my cardiospermum started sprout
buckwheat leaves are growing
i have been making salad with this
morning glory
sorry, for being slow for seed giveaway results
here are two lucky seed receivers
please send me your mailing address and email

Sunday, May 20, 2012


not too long ago, i picked some poppy seed but they were
still green.  i wasn't sure if they become good seed because i picked
them while they are still green and kept them in my front door
since then and opened one of them curiously this morning
and discovered real seed inside, lots of them !this morning
i walked around neighborhood and gathered a lot more.  

Saturday, May 19, 2012

lunch time

soaking myself in the garden during lunch time
watering the plants under bright sunshine
elderly couple came and wanted to join me under the sun
so we sat on this bench and gazed the garden together
while the roses and lavender streches to reach the sun

Friday, May 18, 2012

where i walked today

all the greens are taking deep breath
making everything even greener than ever
i know this is not a pretty pond but soon it will be
wild lotus garden within a month or so
last year i missed when they are in full bloom
when i finally had a chance to go there
it was like this
this year, i try to keep close eye on it
to see the flower blooming

this became my favorite shot of the day
charming maple leaf and little pink eases my tiredness
will have to work one more day tomorrow
....then off sunday

let's go home