Friday, October 2, 2009

Becstarr : Is in love with Oliver Sacks... again

I have been reading Oliver Sacks' A Leg To Stand On, his autobiographical novel of breaking his leg fairly catastrophically, including a complete denervation - that is, he lost his ability to perceive his leg as part of himself. It's a fascinating reflection on being a patient, on illness and convalescence.

Kit: Note to Self

Do not carry indoors for squishing the caterpiller that you have just found on your plants. It will wriggle out of your fingers, you can't find it, and then suddenly you are scrubbing green stuff out of your carpet.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Shoshe - They grow up so fast

I caught our two young passionfruit plants trying to break into our liquor cabinet last night. One had a tendril all the way around the handle. The other had slipped a tendril between the door and the frame, and had a surprising hold on the inside of the cabinet. Our older passionfruit plant (the twins' progenitor) is grabbing onto the ceiling.