Monday, November 26, 2012

Trying to Make It Grow

Trying to Make It Grow by cin_kong
Trying to Make It Grow, a photo by cin_kong on Flickr.
At the risk of smelling like algae, I got elbow deep in fish water to arrange the new live plants I bought. I've had nothing but anubias (the low lying things anchored on the rocks.) With the amount of excrement these four goldfish output, I am hoping the plants will do well. The algae already do. It's takes forever to remove even with a snail and a plecostomus. If it works out, it's bye-bye plastic plants for this aquarium.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Telephone

If it is not a mistake, it could have been a copy of what you find in a real M*A*S*H. I often wondered why they would have a Chinese sign with the characters for telephone switched around like that. The correct order is 電話, written left to right, right to left, or descending if it was vertical like in the photo. They do show this set dressing over and over again, that's why it stuck with me. Having translated a few documents recently, it's hard for me to ignore. As is, it could have a different meaning altogether.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Warden Woods Walk

I took some photographs when I went to Warden Woods Park. The experience was special because it was also my first in all the years I lived in the area. I noticed fall foliage the day before and could not really pass up an opportunity to see it up close. Nature is literally at my doorstep and I hope to take advantage of the free time I have to capture the scenery whenever I can.

The title image was created in Pixlr Express. Pixlr filters are quite handy for making a cover page. Mostly, I just really like the composition with the bridge and the surrounding trees. It was also a good one to edit.

Shanghai Interlude

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