Thursday, August 31, 2006

saw this on the way home last night.

i played the french horn. ahem.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

for belle - happy birthday

wandsworth park ir
Originally uploaded by monster-ru.

Did a walk/pub crawl on friday, and went along the thames path for a bit. This is Wandsworth park along the thames, where there are also a few swanky apartments overlooking the river and beyond, where it is also nice and green because there is another park there. But me thinks the barges are way more cool.

In any case, i think finn and belle are going to love running in this park. Can't wait for them to get here...

Belle is 6 today.

(photo taken with phonecam and then ir'd.)

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

UK 粽子

UK 粽子
Originally uploaded by monster-ru.

square "bak chang", anyone?

Saturday, August 26, 2006

false hope

not otak, originally uploaded by monster-ru.

i thought it was otak...


spidey, originally uploaded by monster-ru.

I spent a good part of this morning watching this little thing here.

I've taken photos of it before when it was just waiting, but this morning, it was busy spinning its web instead and it was really quite fascinating to watch.

Then it started to drizzle, and i thought about how long (or short, rather) it would be before its web (or part of) would be destroyed.

I don't remember the last time i watched a spider do this. Or maybe i haven't. and when it started repairing its web, i thought about catching flies and tossing them into his web to help make his life a bit easier...

Tuesday, August 22, 2006


man, originally uploaded by monster-ru.

i've been trying to do something like this for a few months now, and it is nice to finally know how.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

gardening... well, sorta.

garden sweep
Originally uploaded by monster-ru.

so i was kind of clearing up in the garden, of its dead leaves/plants, fallen twigs, etc. and was making piles of them before shoving them into the bin bag. then i made this pile with the dead flowers and thought i'd take a shot of it to break up the monotony of - yes, sweeping.

"all of last year's blooms have gone and died.
time doesn't give a reason."

- "High Life", CC, TDL

Monday, August 14, 2006

fond memories

Originally uploaded by monster-ru.

today is my grandmother's death anniversary.

i made these today - they are my favourite things she used to make for me.

chicken wing
Originally uploaded by monster-ru.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

"everybody needs a place to think"

bbc 4 bench
Originally uploaded by monster-ru.

was walking around at the south bank yesterday and noticed this sign on different sorts of seats.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

"in memory of gran's happy walks with tina"

"in memory of gran's happy walks with tina"
Originally uploaded by monster-ru.

went for a walk through wimbledon common and saw this bench.

words inscribed: