I have always found comfort in aquariums. There is something magical about being responsible for a miniature ecosystem. I see the delicacy and beauty of nature reflected in my tank. My aquarium captures memories of trips to the tide pools that dot the California coast, where I tried to trap wild shrimp with my hands, moving slowly but deliberately through freezing water and hairgrass before surrounding them and admiring their coloration.
Plants! (and Planter Beds)
Quick weekend project while I was back home for winter break. I built 2 planter beds using 2×6 Redwood Planks, 3×3 Redwood posts and stainless steel deck screws to expand our family’s growing area.
My family didn’t have a powered saw for making cuts so I utilized the Home Depot Cutting Center to do all of my major cuts instead of cutting the planks by hand.