a peek inside the fishbowl

20 Apr, 2009

You will not see a greener lap top than this one

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Easy ways to make kids happy|Oh! Things!|Photography

Personal lawn

… am I right or am I right? ;)

Having my own laptop lawn is deeply satisfying.

This is: potting soil, grass seeds, and a glass pie dish.

This is spring grass. It’s green, so green. The stalks are very slender and bright. It smells fresh. It’s a reminder of things that make me happy.

 Grass closeup

It’s been growing for a couple of weeks. Today might be the day I give it a trim with the kitchen scissors. Oh, I love the smell of freshly cut grass.


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5 Responses to "You will not see a greener lap top than this one"

1 | J.

April 20th, 2009 at 8:37 am

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wow that’s so pretty!

2 | Loukia

April 20th, 2009 at 8:52 am

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That is some great grass! Wish my front lawn and backyard lawn looked that ‘green’!

3 | Jen_nifer

April 21st, 2009 at 1:12 pm

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Where does it reside when its not on your lap?

4 | andrea

April 21st, 2009 at 1:14 pm

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:) For the time being it’s getting lots of sun on the back porch.

5 | vanessa

April 29th, 2009 at 10:08 am

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beware the macrobiotic grass circles !

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