Saturday, April 12, 2014
Friday, February 28, 2014
Yenny, Woodson, and Me
A drawing by Miguel Trottier

Yenny, Woodson, and Me

A drawing by Miguel Trottier

Sunday, June 2, 2013
Yenny’s Balcony Garden with 2 Ikea Shelves for potted plants

Yenny’s Balcony Garden with 2 Ikea Shelves for potted plants

Friday, May 31, 2013
Potted Mini Rose at Sunset
Taken May 31st, 6:50pm

Potted Mini Rose at Sunset

Taken May 31st, 6:50pm

Strawberry Flower

Taken May 31st, 2013. Before I got this strawberry planter, I never knew strawberries started as white flowers.

May 31st, 2013
The Container Vegetable Garden, about 8 weeks after its beginnings. The main thing to be said of this: Vegetables grow FAST!

May 31st, 2013

The Container Vegetable Garden, about 8 weeks after its beginnings. The main thing to be said of this: Vegetables grow FAST!

The View Of Yenny’s Balcony Garden from the Living Room
Taken May 31st, 6:49pm

The View Of Yenny’s Balcony Garden from the Living Room

Taken May 31st, 6:49pm

Friday, May 24, 2013

05/24/13: I found this praying mantis on my Roma Tomato plant. Apparently having predatory insects like the praying mantis or a lady bug is good for your garden because they eat pests that eat your plants, so they are a sort of natural pesticide. Yenny and I are trying to make our vegetable gardening organic and pesticide-free, so finding this praying mantis was a good sign. 

Monday, May 20, 2013
May 7, 2013
The Container Vegetable Garden, about 5 weeks after its beginnings.

May 7, 2013

The Container Vegetable Garden, about 5 weeks after its beginnings.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Yo trabajo sin reposo
Para poderme casar.
Yo trabajo sin reposo
Para poderme casar,
Y si lo llego a lograr
Seré un guajiro dichoso.
Excerpt from “El Carretero” by the Buena Vista Social Club
Monday, May 13, 2013
My Mother Holding Her Mother’s Day Gift
Taken Sunday, April 12th, 2013 at 6:50PM.

My Mother Holding Her Mother’s Day Gift

Taken Sunday, April 12th, 2013 at 6:50PM.

My Gift To My Mom for Mother’s day

It’s a succulent dish garden that I arranged using 5 different succulents. My mother loved it! It will last her a long time! And the best part for me (I’m broke), it wasn’t that expensive, just a little over $20.

I recommend it as a gift idea.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Hanging Strawberry Planter that I bought from Wal-Mart for only 7$.

The pot is red and has indentations and the leaves above it are bright green, so it resembles a strawberry!

I hung it from the slanting ceiling by using a shepherd’s hook meant for a balcony railing (usually meant to stand up-right) and I flipped it upside down. This way the strawberry plant won’t be under the roof where it would be in the shade. It’ll get more sunlight this way.

Friday, May 10, 2013
The top of one of my balcony garden shelves with 4 potted chrysanthemums and my two statues, Godric and Rauru.

The top of one of my balcony garden shelves with 4 potted chrysanthemums and my two statues, Godric and Rauru.

Rauru Pigwidgeon
The owl I bought from Ross to keep Godric, the Gargoyle, some company. Only 2$. Not bad, eh?
The owl from The Legend of Zelda, Kaepora Gaebora, is said to be a reincarnation of Rauru, the sage of the light temple.
Pigwidgeon is the name of Ron Weasley’s owl in the Harry Potter series.

Rauru Pigwidgeon

The owl I bought from Ross to keep Godric, the Gargoyle, some company. Only 2$. Not bad, eh?

The owl from The Legend of Zelda, Kaepora Gaebora, is said to be a reincarnation of Rauru, the sage of the light temple.

Pigwidgeon is the name of Ron Weasley’s owl in the Harry Potter series.