Urban Alchemy

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These are random moments in the life of an indecent designer and the city she loves.

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And can we really measure
If we think we're any better
than that skyline that goes on and on
forever, on and on...."

- Less Than Jake: Is This Thing On?

Everybody in this world wants the same damned thing-
just not at the same time.


-Chris Orbach: Jane


I could be condemned to hell for every sin but littering."

- Soul Coughing: Idiot Kings



I am a female, carbon based lifeform.
I am a New York City Native.
I am a Design Professional.
I take photographs.
I also sculpt, paint, create mosaics, and play with weapons.

And sometimes, I even dance about Architecture.

What I see, is what you get.

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Herby Progress, week 3.

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Well here we are, at week 3. I'm going to have to trim down that Italian basil today so I don't have to raise the lights, but as you can see everything else is slowly moving along.

Though I received a replacement pod from Aerogrow for the recalcitrant parsley, apparently the monster had been pushing the seeds around all week trying to get them to sprout properly and put roots *down* instead of up. His efforts paid off just two days ago (well after the prescribed sprouting window, so I don't feel badly about saying it was a dead pod.) and now at least one little parsley sprout is trying to make it up to the light. I will plant the garlic chives next go-round instead.

18th Sep 2007, 11:54   | tags:,,,

Dhamaka says:

they're looking really good - the plants and the shots

18th Sep 2007, 11:56

Salome says:

Wow! You live in the FUTURE!
(good shots, too)

18th Sep 2007, 12:09

bronxelf says:

Thanks very much, though really the plants are doing the work. I just take photos of them on Tuesday mornings.

18th Sep 2007, 12:21

swamprose says:

nice little grow op you have going.
have you heard about dirt?

18th Sep 2007, 14:20

bronxelf says:

I have! It's that stuff the cats knock over and play hockey with!

18th Sep 2007, 14:27

swamprose says:

sometime you have GOT to leave the city. there is a whole world out there.

I know, I know. you're not leaving.

18th Sep 2007, 14:40

bronxelf says:

I have.

I didn't like it. I *really* didn't like it. Not everyone is meant to be a nature buff, just like not everyone likes to be in a city. That's why there's both places.

I've been to 42 states. Most of them are very rural. There's a reason I live here.

18th Sep 2007, 14:43

swamprose says:

you picked a fine place to live. no argument.

18th Sep 2007, 14:49

Kostika says:

Those are coming along very nicely.

18th Sep 2007, 15:48

bronxelf says:

I've just trimmed the basil plants a litle bit. Granted it's just a few leaves but they're very fragrant (spicy smelling. It's nice.) and I will put them in something foodish today, I'm sure.

18th Sep 2007, 15:50

silar31 says:

Have you had to water bottle the kitties yet to keep them off it? My cat-in-law Tabitha would loooove that - I keep her in cat grass so I don't have to listen to the MIL whine about her fresh flowers getting chewed.

18th Sep 2007, 19:40

bronxelf says:

No, not even a little bit. I think that though it's probably physically *possible* for them to get to this location? I'm not sure they can *see* the plants from the floor.

I DO keep having to water-bottle Buggy. He's eating my new curtains.

18th Sep 2007, 19:42

Kostika says:

You're seriously making me want to grow my own herbs. I just know I'd kill them if the cat didn't eat them though.

18th Sep 2007, 20:07

bronxelf says:

I swear to you I've done precisely nothing but add water and tablets to the little box when the light blinks. Other than that? Nada. All I do is take photos of them on Tuesdays.

As happens I have a pretty green thumb anyway, but in this case you don't need one.

18th Sep 2007, 20:11

Kostika says:

Such a lovely little thing. Wish I had the money to buy one. I'm not horrible with plants, I jsut would likely forget to water them.

19th Sep 2007, 08:19

Tori says:

My basil is nowhere near being readyto have leaves pulled off.

Fascinating.

19th Sep 2007, 17:31

bronxelf says:

Well as you can see in the top shot, I kinda had to, or I'd have had to have raised the lamps. I now have some lovely fresh basil sprigs, but not a lot to make them with.

19th Sep 2007, 17:33

Tori says:

I need to take a shot of the whole thing again, for better scale.

19th Sep 2007, 20:38