Saturday, July 25, 2009

i love this guy.

chewie in the grass

Click for a larger version =D

Friday, July 24, 2009

Poor Gretchen's pot

green pot

It's all broken. I don't know how.

In other sad news, I am done with buying watermelon from WalMart. The past two I've gotten there have not been sweet at all. The last one was a yellow watermelon which I was pretty disappointed with. But it sure was pretty.

yellow watermelon

I have to give it a little credit, the very middle (or heart) was mildly sweet so I just ate that out of it. I ate it's heart out!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

new additions


My last betta, Desmond, died a couple weeks ago. Earlier this week I went out to get a new one. I usually try to pick the one with the strangest coloring. And keeping with the Lost theme, this new guy's name is Hugo (or Hurley).

baby aloe plant

The last time I was home, my mom cut off a baby aloe plant from her plant and gave it to me. I'm not sure why, but I named it Esther. Hopefully she'll get big enough to make her own babies and I can give them away.


And lastly, I went to a few garage sales last weekend and found a nice brown pot and decided it needed an occupant so I went to the garden center and found this little cutie. I knew I wanted one that flowered and this happened to be the only one. It was also the only one that didn't have an ID tab so I don't actually know what kind of cactus it is or what conditions it likes best. Seems to be doing pretty well, though.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Fairs & festivals

and a goat?

The past two weekends I visited my parents house we visited a couple fairs and festivals. The first was the 7-Mile Fair in Wisconsin last week. I didn't take any photos of any of the booths, but there was a random petting zoo so I couldn't resist.

llama at the 7 mile fair?

I felt a little bad for them. Their accommodations weren't the most spacious.

Lincolnshire Art Festival

Today my mom and I moseyed over to the Lincolnshire annual art festival. There were a lot of great booths. Some were a litle blah and there were a LOT of beaded jewelry people, but on the whole, a good experience. It really made me miss going to art shows and museums and I think that's something I want to make a bigger priority (other than getting a move on my own artwork).

Lincolnshire Art Festival

This guy did some really amazing paper cut art. Here, he is demonstrating his folded paper mosaic technique. If I had money, I probably would have bought like everything in his booth. I'm not kidding.
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