It's been an active weekend (shopping, bike riding, working, oy), and I'm pretty darned tired, but wanted to tell you fine people about something incredible I was exposed to the other day: tree grafting
Alice and I went to the very cool Kubota Gardens
on Saturday, and they have a very unique, impressive tree that caught my eye. This tree was more of a living house than a tree - the branches and leaves came down in a dome-like way, making a completely enclosed area. Strangers of Destiny
told me that the tree was created via tree grafting - in other words, they had taken a tree in the ground, removed it from the ground, flipped it upside-down
, and surgically combined it on top of this other tree! the roots, now in the air, say to themselves, "Hey, I'm not in the ground anymore. Check out this sunlight. I think I'll transform into... branches! Here come some leaves!" Isn't that amazing? Nature is always surprising me.
I wanted to write a bunch about Katrina... but alas, I don't have it in me right now. It's not good.
In other words, here are a couple fun links I found:
- This is fantastic: the Pyrate Puppet Rock Opera Consortium
- I will fly to New York just to see this.
looks like a fun band.
- Two local bus routes have Wi-Fi
for the next few months.
- G. J. Echternkamp
has some interesting things. Can't miss the Goods (All in Your Head) video.
- the sexiest cat alive on Capital Hill. He's humped my leg - I should know. Pirate dog!
was crazy. He touched a bear's poop! I like watching people who perceive life in a way completely different to me.
I have been haunted for the last few months by the name 'Herzog' - NPR, books, local businesses, and even spam. I don't know why... but it's giving me a very I Heart Huckabees vibe. G'nite.