Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Monday, June 19, 2006

green green green

PHOTO: grass makes it way through. e.lansing,MI
I have been in NYC for the last week or so and blogging has definitely taken a hit because of it. I drove here and worked with Kevin at Xeroflor for the first few days. Xeroflor installs green roofs on top of both commercial and residential buildings. They donated a beautiful greenroof for a residence in Manhattan. The roof will be on Good Morning America and in Good Housekeeping magazine. I found a short story about the people we worked for on Good Housekeeping's webpage, but keep your eyes open for pictures of the roof (maybe even one of Kevin and I flexin' muscles). Also, check out this site to learn a little more about what a greenroofs, and maybe you can even put one on your house.
It was nice to have free meals and a hotel (even though the room was just about a foot wider than the queen size bed, I have no complaints). Today, I will be visiting a school around here and I hope it is everything I have expected.

much love/thanks to X for the accommodations.

Friday, June 09, 2006

garden 2006

I took this picture in Istanbul, Turkey on a street with a bunch of gardening stores.

I finally planted my vegetable garden and it looks beautiful. I was able to find some organic plants at Uncle Luke's in Rochester. Learning from last years lessons, chicken manure works like a charm. Granted the weather in Michigan was perfect for gardning last year, I have the give some credit to the chicken poop. A few years back deer ate almost all my plants. So, I use a mixture of rotten eggs to keep away deer and rabbits. Unfortunatley, I got some of this stuff on my hands and I don't know how to get rid of the smell. eek

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Cherries, spice and berries

These are some of the pictures I took at the Bazaar District of Istanbul. The middle picture is from the famous Spice bazaar, near EminönĂ¼. The 'Kiraz' cherries rivaled Traverse City Cherries.