Friday, December 2, 2011

The Beginning of Roots

We aren't wandering anymore. Unless you count the time I spend inside my head each day as I continue my journey to write a fantastic piece of fantasy fiction.

Well it's been awhile but I've decided to return to blogging for the simple joy of writing about my life again. It's a good break from fiction; one is mentally intensive, each sentence directed at penetrating the mystery of human existence and exploring an invented (yet strangely familiar) world. Blogging, on the other hand, is like a roam through the woods, following a rambling country road. Where will my post end up?

How about here?

moss house, nendo, ebisu japan, Shibuya River, natural pattern, wallpaper, interiors, artistic installation

I think having a house with moss art on the walls would be amazing. Moss gardening is not something I'm familiar with, and here in the mid-west the extreme summer and winter temperatures inhibit the growth of moss-outside, at least. Inside is a different story, or so I'm told. I have a small terrarium type jar with a little moss in it. From this perhaps I will be able to create a small moss garden myself.

For those who don't know, I've recently begun an adventure of indoor gardening. It began on a day when I felt a little crazy and needed a project to do. (Projects are great for re-directing energy that is crazy and delirious into something much more peaceful and productive!) So far, I have Black Simpson and Buttercrunch lettuce, spinach, and bush beans. I invested in only a single grow-light from Wal-Mart, as I have a southern and south-western facing window which receive plenty of light. I have sprouts already, after only five days :P

I've heard growing spinach from seeds can be difficult, so the sprouts directly above were nice to see. Hopefully will have some more in the next day or two. So far beans haven't sprouted :(

I'd like to do some DIY hydroponics or perhaps even vertical gardens, but I'm limited by the amount of money I can spend right now. While not working at Olive Garden anymore, I do plan to pick up another job in January. I do have to say, however, that spending these last couple months has been great for me-I've been cooking nearly every night, writing consistently, and developing a better picture of what living in Missouri will look like for me.

Did I say we haven't been wandering? Not entirely true: we spent a few days in Colorado, my first time in the state, and saw a few cool things (but nearly enough).

We also briefly visited Rocky Mountain National Park (and I do mean brief-only half a day) but the weather was misting so we didn't take pictures. We did, however, get to see wild elk, hear some elk calls, and hike around a little bit. It was almost cruel to visit such a beautiful place and only hit the tip of the iceberg of what there was to see.

All for now. Peace for the upcoming holiday season!

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