still life is boring

<a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/sunnybreaks/11016631996/” title=”the sunflpower leaves have a billowy shape by esquimauxpie, on Flickr”><img src=”http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3682/11016631996_17bdb57d35_n.jpg” width=”320″ height=”320″ alt=”the sunflower leaves have a billowy shape”></a>

You know when I look at some plants I get to suspicioning that they might be distant cousins of other plants I vaguely know of. For example, this here sunflower looks just a touch like the tobacco plant. I only ever saw a tobacco plant once and briefly but there’s something familiar. There was another connection I made the other day but I can’t remember what it was now.

I can’t get over how rainy it is. It’s not torrential killer rain but either gentle drizzle rain or short showers followed by sun followed by more showers. It’s a combination of the facts that it was drought conditions the last time I sat through a winter here in victoria and that the only time I’ve been here since 2005 was in January or February — sunny and drying out rapidly. I’m sure we’ll get there but it feels like a long time getting there, not that I’m minding it. More weather and plant news at 11.

serious business

It occurred to me that I better write something here now or a whole month would slip away with no entries, which causes havock with the archives page. Been mostly busy with procrastinating about study — hard at it, sometimes spending nine or ten hours a day, thinking about how I should be writing essays.

Not much else of note. Obsession with effects pedals, guitars and parts of guitars continues unabated.

Chuseok was earlier this year than it was last year – that’s the lunar calendar for you. Managed to get out for one day and ticked off another destination on in at that big map in the inner landscape. I intend to eventually hit both ends of each subway line here in the metropolis. PAL-DANG: done. Not much there. There was lots of hiking, bitter middle-aged on their way to a nearby mountain. It’s near one of the arm of the han river, and over the other side of the river was more city – so didn’t feel very far out. We had duck for lunch.

I changed my mind about line one though – I do like it now. It goes though a lot of down n out areas, there’s always weird people on the line and the carriages smell funny. It above ground. Some of the stops before PAL:DANG! looked more interesting than Pal himself. Je manages to catch me in one of my charming looks.

<a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/sunnybreaks/2873799949/” title=”Je always seems to catch me looking my best by esquimauxpie, on Flickr”><img src=”http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3250/2873799949_b6545b49b2.jpg” width=”500″ height=”375″ alt=”Je always seems to catch me looking my best” /></a>