Saturday, November 28, 2009

An old Autumn poem of mine

Footsteps down a path of burnt grass,
From the fires that spread from the trees all ablaze.
Sometimes I wonder,
Beyond all the oranges, yellows, and reds,
It it might, by chance,
Catch a glimpse of white or blue.
But it's cold, yet crisp,
Crunchy and thick and deep.
Wool sweaters and leather boots,
Push away rainbow ashes.
It's visually burning but cold and fresh.
They say it's all dying.
I think it's beautiful.
It's like everything is getting ready for a costume party.
All the foliage are cloaking themselves in colors,
Perhaps just reflecting or absorbing different parts of the spectrum.
They dress up their xylem and phloem with carotenoids.
And then spritz a bit of cinnamon and musk.
Then, when the breeze comes to take them all away,
They take wing, and dance.

This is a tiny woodland frog I found last year.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Oh what a beautiful view, if you were never aware of what was around you.

I realized there were no videos on youtube which featured "Marching Bands of Manhattan" by The String Quartet Tribute to Death Cab for Cutie: Ghost..and I feel like it's such a lovely I decided to make one using my photos.

Aside from the song itself being really peaceful and emotional, the strings add to the tranquility of it.

This song always makes me tear up. I have such an emotional attachment to it.

But I find it beautiful.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Leonid's Meteor Shower 2009

Leonids are named after the constellation Leo, the point at which they originate from. Meteors are formed from the streams of comets. They are ejected as the comet's frozen gases evaporate under the heat of the sun. These glowing particles are no larger than a speck of dust. This particular meteor shower is known to be one of the most magnificent. I had to see it!

I waited outside from midnight until about 3am on my porch swing, as the frigid air nipped my nose and froze my fingers, curled up in a polar bear blanket (darn..I should have gotten a snuggie!), patiently waiting for the meteors to fall from the sky.

Maybe it was fatigue, but my weary eyes did not see the star curtain that I had expected. But I took a few snapshots with my camera at about 3am. This is what it picked up:

I don't know..maybe they're just blurry stars?

A burning red sky. It was a bit cloudy though.

They kind of look like flying sperm?

Friday, November 13, 2009

The Love Tree

Last year, my friend and I had an idea to cut out paper hearts and duct tape them to various trees around campus. We stuck about 6 hearts on random trees. There was also this pine tree that was hidden in a grassy circle in the woods which we decorated with wildflowers and taped a "Love Tree" heart at the tippy top.

Various "Love trees"

Me with THE"Love tree!
Isn't that rainbow awesome? It was a complete accident!

New Etsy site!

I created a new etsy site! It has the same's just a different name.

Check it out!

Hearts of Trees

I painted my laptop today. I decided to do a human heart design with a tree sprouting from the aorta and the superior vena cava. An then I added ranbow glitter paint over the entire painting. I finished it off by spraying it with clear glossy fixative.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Parcel and Presents

I love to give presents. And in return I love to receive presents. But I think I like giving presents and making things for people more than the latter. Sadly I usually don't get anything back whenever I send a package or a letter..sometimes I get a promise of something in return but it's never kept. I don't blame that person. We all have busy lives.

I would like to give the first 4 people who comment on this a present. If you leave your address I will mail it to you. I guess you can call this a bit of early holiday cheer.

Also, check out Minus the Bear. I have just started getting into them and I have fallen in love:

Friday, November 6, 2009

Trail of Trees

Today I took out my mountain bike to the nearby bike trail. It's one of my favorite places. I love going every season to see the changing leaves or the spring flowers blooming along the trailway. My dad used to take my siblings and I every weekend. One time he showed us a black cherry tree. He peeled away the bark on one of the branches to reveal what was called indian gum. It was minty and chewy. I wish I knew what to look for so I could find it again.

I like to go in the direction towards Yorktown. Despite the numerous road crossings, I still think it's the most beautiful way to go. You pass a few parks and still get a decent amount of woodsy trailways. But hands down my favorite part of going that direction is crossing over the croton bridge. When you ride over the wooden boards it's all bumpy and rickety. When I was little I used to go "aaaaaaa" so that it made a silly sound from all the bumpiness. And who can say I still don't do it sometimes? Haha.

This past summer, I saw a few girls cliff diving down below the bridge. That looked like the best idea. One girl was on the edge of the bridge and her friends were yelling at her to jump. Thank god she didn't. The bridge is ridiculously high and she would have definitely gotten hurt.
The bridge is best when it's completely empty though. It's nice and quiet and peaceful and you can sit and look out on the water. Sometimes I see an old man in a rowboat with his rod in the water. Things like that just make me smile.

Monday, November 2, 2009

All Hallow's Eve 2009

I had never been to the village parade in NYC, so I decided to go this year just to get it out of the way and such.

I met up with a friend who goes to the Fashion Institute of Technology and we marched in the pouring rain in an overcrowded parade. It was interesting to see all the costumes and floats, but I don't know if I'd ever do it again.

I was dressed up as the season of Autumn:

I made the dress out of an old flowy skirt and sewed faux leaves on it.