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Pet Bug

I caught this guy crawling across the floor last night.

beetle

I’m going to try and keep him. I put him in a mini critter-carrier with some chinchilla bath sand on the bottom, a lid with a wet paper towel, a piece of hamster food, a piece of dog food, a bit of freeze-dried apple, a safflower seed and a leaf to hide under. He’s not doing much, but I’m hoping it’s because he’s nocturnal. I think bugs can be nocturnal.

Old CDs

After looking for a Better than Ezra CD with a song I don’t even own I came across a few CDs I had stored because they were not listened to often enough to warrant CD sleeve space. Super nostalgic. The reason they’re not listened to should only be because I don’t have time to listen to them.
It makes me sad that the way I feel about certain music is unique to me. I should probably enjoy the fact that my (and everyone else’s) response is unique. Still, it makes me sad I can’t share how special some songs are to me. It makes me feel even more lonely, not that I wasn’t feeling lonely before.
It’s strange how I’ll vaguely recognize a song, but truly remember the same feeling the song brought up who knows how long ago.
Is it wrong to be nostalgic for things past when you were a preteen? I remember listening to my CDs all the way through every night. This was when I could get 6 hours of sleep a night and be perfectly awake and active for the rest of the day. Most of the time it feels like I’ve lost more than just ‘spare’ time, especially tonight.

Nature Adapting

Today I found the longest dandelion stem I’ve ever seen. The plant was growing under a bush, so it grew up and out to get the sun. Why the flower, I don’t know. You’d think it would only be important for the leaves to get sun.
picture
You can’t see the numbers very clearly, but that is 54 centimeters long, and the stem is still bent.

Guess what my dog caught today? Though, he doesn’t seem too happy about it. Also doesn’t seem to have much choice about it. Just a bad day in general, I guess.
And a close-up before the big finale:

BEHOLD ME IN ALL MY GLORY

*caught and released to a nearby park (in kimono… while being stared at)

First Attempt

This is my first tsumami kanzashi. I hope I’ll figure out the marutsumami soon. T_T
first attempt
Finished just in time to go downtown for the cherry blossoms.

Cleaning the Camera

A picture of my bonsai taken from my window this winter:
bonsai
(it’s fairly wide, so I’m just going to link)