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Archive for June, 2009

Quote of the week

“I do not love you as if you were salt-rose or topaz,
or the arrow of carnations the fire shoots off.
I love you as certain things are to be loved,
in secret, between the shadow and the soul.”
-Pablo Neruda

Neruda is one of my favorite poets. I do not like a lot of love poetry, but his is wonderful. In fact everything he wrote is wonderful and I would highly recommend him.

Rose

Rose

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“The best way out is always through.”
-Robert Frost

When I am unhappy with something going on in my life I like to remember this quote. It is always easier to turn and run or avoid a situation all together. This quote helps remind me to buckle down and do my best instead of run away. You rock Robert Frost!

Flowering Cactus

Flowering Cactus

Flowering Cactus 2

Flowering Cactus 2

I think cacti are my favorite plants. I have always loved the oddness of them. I especially love when they surprise me by blooming (for some reason it always surprises me), as if they are trying to prove their beauty.

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“The man pulling radishes
pointed the way
with a radish”
-Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827)

Chive

Chive

Vegetables

Vegetables

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Birthdays!

Today is the birthday of two of my favorite authors: Saul Bellow and Maurice Sendak. My favorite Bellow book is Henderson the Rain King. My favorite Sendak book is Where the Wild Things Are!

HendersontheRainKing

Henderson the Rain King

Where the Wild Things Are

Where the Wild Things Are

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Fremont Troll

The other day we were driving around and came across some statues. First we drove by the famous Fremont Troll who lives under the Aurora Bridge in Fremont (Seattle). In his left hand he is crushing an old Volkswagon Beetle.

Fremont Troll

Fremont Troll

Then we saw this sculpture called Waiting for the Interurban. Apparently people like to dress up these statues, hence the red wigs.

Waiting for the Interurban

Waiting for the Interurban

There are a lot of neat sculptures in Fremont, including the largest Lenin Statue in the U.S., and they are definately worth checking out.

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