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January 21, 2018

What is it?

What is it?

Hint: smaller than a bread box.

Another: made in the Netherlands.

A third: edible.

An additional exemplar:


January 21, 2018 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

"How come I can't post a comment?"

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Hey, it's not just you: more often than not can't comment — and I'm the bombardier!

But I digress.

Above, buried deep within Typepad's Knowledge Base for Bloggers, are [unsatisfactory to me] answers to the question in the headline of this post.

Trying to enable comments that aren't showing up requires closing or removing open HTML tags and/or clearing browser cookies and caches to remove corrupt cookies (love it!).

Those aren't things I'm likely to do, seeing as whenever I do anything beneath the virtual surface, bad things happen.

And then there's that old standby, blaming the victim — in this instance it reads:

Some older browsers do not support the script used for Typepad Connect; readers of your site will want to make sure they are using the latest version of their preferred browser to comment.

January 21, 2018 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Air Bonsai


From the website:



Air Bonsai is a planter that floats the plant above a platform using magnets.

You can use a wide variety of plants, not just bonsai trees.

Air Bonsai is actually a kit you assemble: it comes with a "Little Star" (the ball of moss your plant will grow from); a ceramic base that contains the floating mechanism and needs to be plugged in using an AC adapter; a traditional Japanese box; and a cushion to hold the items for transport.

When selecting your Air Bonsai you have the option of selecting a moss ball or a lava stone: the moss ball is more suited for plants while the lava stone is better for actual bonsai trees.

Each porcelain base is meticulously hand crafted and takes three months to finish.

The shaped porcelain base is then air dried and placed into a kiln to permanently sets its shape.

Using a traditional Japanese hand brush, patterns and designs are placed on the base.

To complete the process, the base is glaze fired.



January 21, 2018 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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