Tuesday, August 3, 2010

you may be studying landscape architecture if...

you may be studying landscape architecture if you do weird shit like this:


That's right, i am measuring that apple. The difference, technically speaking, between a crabapple and an apple is that a crabapple is a pome of less than two inches diameter, and an apple is a pome of more than two inches diameter.


When my dad brought this basket of adorable little apples home from the farmers market, I got curious. They showed up at the beginning of July, which is absurdly early for apples. And they were so tart as to be practically inedible. But, according to my ruler, they are apples anyway.


Simplest Apple Tart recipe from Smitten Kitchen. But isn't this a pie? Next I will need to investigate dessert taxonomy...

you may be a graduate student if...


you may be a graduate student if you neglect to update your blog for well over 6 months.

you may be studying landscape architecture if you stop halfway down a parking garage for a view like this.

Monday, January 18, 2010

quick watercolors


I feel like I am really out of practice. I wish I had the self-discipline to do a quick little painting every day, but right now I don't have the self-discipline to fit into my jeans.


it wasn't looking pretty, but swizzy i'm still here


Well, it has been two months but somehow I talked myself into finishing the semester. In fact, I talked myself into trying to finish next semester. Then I talked myself into updating this blog, but it took two really lousy gimlets to get me here today.


It was good to get back to DC for the break. I've never actually liked DC, but you know what Joni Mitchell says... I really like this big metal tree in the sculpture garden on the mall. I spent a while wondering why this sycamore looked so bright and so weird before I figured out that it was a metal tree. Wow, thanks Woody Plants ID course...


In other news, everything I cook still looks like puke. BBQ tofu over stew of sweet potatoes, greens and beans.


Lemon basil tempeh pizza. On the bright side, at least I have a table to eat at now.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

grad school is a bitch

canal interior and exterior

rereading new orleans.

Thursday, October 8, 2009



Old Chain of Rocks Bridge - 1 mile long by 24' (barely two lanes) wide.


Obligatory saturated photo of plant.


When koi attack.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

all work and no work


So, yes. Things have gotten busy. But, it hasn't been all work. Well, it hasn't been all school-work.


Last weekend I helped Patrick with a little art project that required 100+ jars of home-canned food. After a long, hot, sticky, vinegary day, we got 34 pints done!



I can't wait to see how the finished product turns out.