All Eyes And Ears

My photo and music blog, now in its third incarnation since it started in 2006. First Blogger, then Wordpress, now Tumblr.

I am a hobbyist photographer, based in Columbus, Ohio. I love music, all different kinds, but mostly classic rock and jazz. I love design and art and Ohio and England and food and science fiction and all sorts of things, but mostly only take pictures of things in Ohio.

The Return
Been an uneventful summer, partly cozy and rainy (making for bad photography) and partly, strangely beset by anxiety, keeping me from wanting to go out and shoot anyway.
I’ve taken up reading again after a long hiatus. Started another re-read of the Sherlocks in January or February. Just started The Return last night. It’s been slow as I’ve been reading other things at the same time, but I never give up on Sherlock.
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The Return

Been an uneventful summer, partly cozy and rainy (making for bad photography) and partly, strangely beset by anxiety, keeping me from wanting to go out and shoot anyway.

I’ve taken up reading again after a long hiatus. Started another re-read of the Sherlocks in January or February. Just started The Return last night. It’s been slow as I’ve been reading other things at the same time, but I never give up on Sherlock.

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Orchid Kokodama
Remember my post about the hanging string garden (“kokodama”)? The roots of the plant are wrapped in a ball of soil, then covered with moss and tied up with string to keep it together (and hang it too).
These are orchids done that way! The root balls are enormous. It has to take several staff members to arrange these.
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Orchid Kokodama

Remember my post about the hanging string garden (“kokodama”)? The roots of the plant are wrapped in a ball of soil, then covered with moss and tied up with string to keep it together (and hang it too).

These are orchids done that way! The root balls are enormous. It has to take several staff members to arrange these.

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KoiThe Koi in the ponds of the Conservatory are getting big.
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Koi
The Koi in the ponds of the Conservatory are getting big.

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Staghorn Ferns

There are huge and impressive Staghorns throughout the Conservatory.

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Crassula argentea cv. Gollum
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Crassula argentea cv. Gollum

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Silver Vase Bromeliad
(Again, sorry about the stupid datestamp.) 
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Silver Vase Bromeliad

(Again, sorry about the stupid datestamp.) 

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Franklin Park Conservatory Botanica Plant & Gift Shop
I love this little space where they sell lush, beautifully cared for plants. There’s a fountain behind the Buddha, so it’s basically my dream space - lots of plants, Buddhas, and a water feature. The new age store my best friend and I visited later has a similar area - fountains, Buddhas, tons of plants - but they demurred when I asked if I could take a picture, so I didn’t.
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Franklin Park Conservatory Botanica Plant & Gift Shop

I love this little space where they sell lush, beautifully cared for plants. There’s a fountain behind the Buddha, so it’s basically my dream space - lots of plants, Buddhas, and a water feature. The new age store my best friend and I visited later has a similar area - fountains, Buddhas, tons of plants - but they demurred when I asked if I could take a picture, so I didn’t.

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