Thursday, March 04, 2010


I've been listening to a lot of Lotte Lenya lately. One of my favorites his her rendition of her husband Kurt Weill's "Green Up Time". It's fitting for March in San Francisco.

Northern California has a change of seasons but nothing like the four seasons of the rest of the country. Fortunately we don't have too terrible of heat through the year, and we have nothing that could be called winter. In fact, when the rest of the country is dark and brown, it's green here, reaching its peak around mid-March just as the rest of the country is emerging out of winter.That's not to say that plants get confused such as my Christmas cactus that has just started blooming.When I thought about the green theme for today, I first thought that while I don't dislike the color green I just don't have that much of it in my house. As is often the case, if I look around and closely, I can find a lot more of it. At one point, my kitchen was the same color as this collection.
Even one of my favorite globes features a green ocean.
When I decided last weekend that I need one more Beehouse tea pot, why was I drawn to this one?And though I don't give it tbat much thought each day, I have to remember that my living room also is green.

On that note, I close with this video I found of the aforemention "Green Up Time" that has nothing to do with this theme besides the song and that the three words "Europe again soon" have run through my head a lot this week.

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At 1:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Right nice, this is! Our plants are pining to get out-of-doors.

And couldn't help but notice the base of your globe there :)

At 3:46 AM, Blogger Brian Miller said...

our plants are mad confused right far this week, it has been 50 - 26 degrees, sunny, rainy and even snowy...wacky wacky..happy theme thursday!

At 5:36 AM, Blogger willow said...

Is that fire king glassware in your kitchen? Love it. The red walls are to die for.

At 5:44 AM, Blogger Leah said...

Oh, Lotte Lenya! Perfect.

I like your images too, especially that green ocean.

At 7:26 AM, Blogger Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Subby - The globe is a favorite. Not only is the base great, but it's actually from the 1930s and has "French West Africa".

Brian - Ours are enjoying the water but would like a little more sun.

Willow - It's a mix of my grandmother's mid-century Fire King and late 20th century Fire King.

Leah - Lenya is always just about perfect to me.

At 5:35 PM, Blogger mouse (aka kimy) said...

I hear you on the cactus - last year our christmas cactus was a halloween cactus and this year it's celebrating chinese new year!

not much greening up yet on the north coast these days, but theres rumor of a thaw

At 9:27 PM, Blogger Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

mouse - We may get a touch of rain over the next six weeks, but I'd say spring has sprung in norcal.

At 5:23 AM, Blogger tony said...

your Christmas Cactus is flowering already! I will have to wait 3-4 months yet for mine too!
Kurt Weill Rules! Happy T.T.

At 6:47 AM, Blogger Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Tony - Actually it's late. It usually blooms December-January. Yes, Weill is the best.

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