Monthly Archives: December 2012

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Variation #4 and Freestyle: Ikebana Lesson VII

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Ikebana can be done anywhere by anyone. There are no national or ethnic boundaries. Like flowing water or drifting clouds, Ikebana spreads throughout the world… -Sofu Teshigahara Teshigahara (1900-1977) was the first grand master, or Iemoto, of the Sogetsu School … Continue reading

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Urban Nature: Exploring POPOS

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Living in an urban environment usually means coping with dense populations, cramped quarters, and tall buildings. Often, the premium on space means our own homes are small. Heck, here in SF, they are even considering allowing 220 square foot single … Continue reading

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Urban Hike: Pemberton Steps and Tank Hill

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Yesterday’s Urban Hike took Spoon and me along a path I walk almost every week. I do some some weekly garden maintenance over in the Cole Valley neighborhood of San Francisco. It’s a mostly uphill journey to get there, so … Continue reading

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Special Occasions and Variation #3: Ikebana Lesson VI

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Learn the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist. –Pablo Picasso A friend posted that on her Facebook yesterday, and it is the perfect quote to describe the Ikebana process. Love it. Like I mentioned … Continue reading

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Very Inspiring Blogger Award!

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Awesome! I was just nominated for a Very Inspiring Blogger Award by Tamara over at My Botanical Garden! I am honored! I was nominated for a different award a couple of months ago, and it’s really gratifying and humbling to … Continue reading

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Urban Hike: Buena Vista Park

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The setting: A beautiful sunny Saturday in San Francisco. Clear skies, and temperatures a brisk upper 50’s in the shade and mid-60’s in the sun. The scene: Your host and his dog enjoy a lengthy walk in and around Buena … Continue reading

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Variation #2: Ikebana Lesson V

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DAAAAAAAAAAANG, yo! My last Ikebana post was way back in May. May! I finished that last semester, went through a school-free summer, and have since completed the whole Fall semester of Ikebana classes with no follow-up posts on my learning … Continue reading

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Installation: Postage Stamp Garden on Castro

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Welcome to my one hundred and first post! It’s been a challenge to get the right moment to plug this little sucker in! The wet weather and my work schedule at the nursery made it all but impossible to find … Continue reading

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