The highlight of Arashiyama. Again with not so beautiful crowds – overheard another tourist say to another, later in the day, that she was there at 7.30AM and there was almost no one. Sounds worth it to me!
About 3 weeks ago, when I was still enjoying the period of siesta in between jobs, I opened the drawer one day to find this forgotten camera.
Haru the Harinezumi. Not used since 2015! Or thereabouts. Battery had totally died, and I had to get a new one.
Spent a part of the day at the Botanic Gardens, playing with light, shadows, and the marco mode.
Seems like going back to the simple, raw stuff could really enable us to see things differently.
My little Winter Wonderland 🙂
I left this terrarium in a rather shady part of the room before leaving for India in late November, and came back to a slanted plant as the poor thing grew in the only natural direction it knew how – towards the light.
Attempting to help it grow in the other direction now…
So for Teacher’s Day this year, we were each presented with a little terrarium, which I fell in love with immediately.
Unfortunately my original set-up didn’t last for more than a week, due to the simple reason of me forgetting to get them water during the one week break.
Feeling utterly remorseful, I went to do research, buy new plants, and attempted to try again.
It’s been about a month now, and I’m happy to report that the new plants are growing well. A little too well, in fact. I thought they looked cuter when they were no taller than the rim of the fishbowl.
Doing all that research has been growing on me too, and so the colleague and I decided to order some supplies online to make more of our own. I’ve been playing around with moss, sand, soil, plants, airplants, stones and pebbles, and miniature trees and animals, and yes, having a lot of fun! Who knew making a miniature world within a class container could be so addictive and therapeutic. A few friends have their birthdays coming up, and I’m going to try to make them a personalised terrarium. Wish me luck.
Beautiful World Heritage Site.