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.

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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hippiesongs:

the Supremes - The Happening

One day you’re up, when you turn around,
You find your world is tumbling down.
It happened to me and it can happen to you.

I haven’t posted much in part because my DSLR, lens, camera bag, etc. has seemed too unwieldy for me to want to get it out much - it’s a great setup and I’m lucky to have it, but I am getting tired of dragging it out, fussing with lenses, etc., and it’s just not practical to keep on me for shots I want to get while I’m out going about my life.

To that end, I’ve bought a small point and shoot to keep in my purse. I took it out for a spin today at the Conservatory, and while I’m overall pleased with it, it definitely proved that I need to download and read the manual.

Also, i stupidly set the time and date and turned the date stamp on, so the pictures I took today all have a big old date on them. Duh. So, sorry - there will be a few shots posted with it. try not to laugh too hard. 

Strawberry Rose Champagne Oolong
From Teavana. Love the rosebuds.
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Strawberry Rose Champagne Oolong

From Teavana. Love the rosebuds.

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