Sunday, March 30, 2008


My first real venture outside of Quito… I head southeast to the small town of Baños, so named for it’s volcanic hot springs.

Termas la virgen

I rented a bike and rode down towards the Amazon basin along the “route of the waterfalls”

Pilsener: Ecuador’s national beer

Parque central in Baños

for being a small town Baños has some fantastic grafitti

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Tuesday, July 3, 2007


I made may way down to Atlanta for the US Social Forum and discovered that fighting for social justice, biscuits, and grits can all co-exist in beautiful harmony. Mmmmmm biscuits

when your technology starts to remind you of the movie TRON you should start to be afraid.
Ivy teacups.
My rooftop cherry peppers starting to come in.
Shiny technology.
She must have a good dentist. :)

posted by Justin at 8:08 pm  

Friday, April 20, 2007

Visiting the island

Orcas,San Juan Islands, Washington

Young explorer
Bear bath

The sound
The Northwest forest

Black sheep
Alien fungus

Moo cow
Planted peas in the garden
The exchange
Space art
Hidden mushroom
The San Juan ferry

To see many more photos from my trip visit the complete gallery

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Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Toying with nature at year’s end

I was very sad one day to find my mint plants infected with what i thought were Aphids (they turned out to be White flies) so after a bunch of online research (obviously not thorough enough) i discovered that the best way to deal with the tiny life form was to get a slightly larger life form to eat it. Now after a half seconds thought about playing Mother Nature i decided that all steps must be taken to save the plants… this is my mint were talking about here! So I ordered a 100 Ladybugs over the Internet and they showed up at my door in the middle of a metropolis in the middle of winter (try explaining that to someone 50 years ago) so much fun was had by all…. the Ladybugs didn’t care for the white flies much….the mint died….the ladybugs died… most of the white flies died…. i somehow survived although i fear i might have a little karmic debt to pay.

The ladies….just arrived


Drying sage
A Christmas visitor

Guitar Heroines

Bringing in the New year… Thompson would be proud

Tea spill on the keyboad… classic *not pictured… the ten thousand screws that hold this thing together

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