Wednesday, August 25, 2010


This is my garden and pond SESERAGI. It is the end of August and my garden is starting to turn.  Now it is at the moment of the achievement of perfection before September, and the beginning of decline and decay.

Sunday, August 15, 2010


Sakuran [ NON-USA FORMAT, PAL, Reg.2 Import - Great Britain ]
I really enjoyed this Japanese movie "Sakuran".  It is a story that takes place in the Yoshiwara (geisha) district of Tokyo.  It is glorious eye candy.  Although the reviews in Japan were mostly negative, I loved the overall use of red, gorgeous kimono, beautiful flower arrangements, great sound track, and scene after scene that looked like Japanese prints.  The original story comes from a manga (Japanese comic book).  If you can find a copy with English subtitles, watch it it's worth while.  Hopefully it will be on Netflix soon.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


In India cow dung is very important.   It is used as fuel to fire pottery, for cooking and to insulate houses and when other resources are scarce. Mixed by hand with straw it is dried on walls and built into stacks. It is a renewable resource.