About the ESP and my Camera…
A Central Texas Garden Blog.
Location: East Austin.
The East Side Patch documents the development of a garden from a flat plane of Bermuda grass to absolutely no Bermuda grass at all. It tracks the journey of the garden and the designer as new insights are gleamed, new insects are spotted and new bottles of sea-weed emulsions are administered.
The ESP uses film and TV references to comically push the journey along, as it tracks all the wild, weird and wonderful inhabitants that reside in an urban Texas garden five minutes from downtown Austin. ESP inhabitants like “The Botox Lady,” “The Naboo Tribe,” “William Wallace,” not to mention the “East-Side Witches,” are among a host of others characters that play an active role in the continuing, ridiculous plot. You can find out more detail about these characters in the “Pages” section at the top of the green sidebar.
I get a lot of questions regarding the photographic equipment I use, so here it is: All camera shots in the ESP are the result of a small point and click Sony Cybershot, being extremily slim-line it is perfect for a blogger at work in the garden. I highly recommend it, this is my second, the first ending up in a watery grave on a lawn chair…it didn’t like that!
I have lived in Austin Texas for twenty years, the last decade of which has been in the East Side Patch, (ESP)
My blogging history started on live journal (for over a year). I then moved over to Word Press.com (very briefly), then I FINALLY made the jump over to being a self hosted website August 2009, armed with my Word Press for Dummies book! Quite the learning curve, but most definitely worth it.
Story-time and a pint in the Patch.
The ESP is situated five minutes from downtown Austin. Our house was built in 1890.
Here is the original structure complete with the original Victorian Lady, who I don’t think has ever left. Eeek! Eeek! Eeek!
So…grab your favorite libation, put your feet up, grab your iPad and immerse yourself into the continuing garden saga that is the…East Side Patch!
“Pauline, have you read ESP’s blog on-line?
“You know…on the internets”
“Oh no, I am afraid if I go on the internets I may break them”!