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Wednesdays Fotos

I make a second round with the new camera to try and learn how it works.

We start with a foto of the trimmings [prunings] of two weeks ago.

































They fit compactly into a space next to the Textilis Bamboo and the firewood shed.

I have made two grandpa projects for little children I know.



































The toys are based on the giant weta, a very rare NZ Native insect.

This foto shows the teeth of my large "breaking down" bandsaw. The saw can cut logs  up to 400mm thick. These logs are about the size of a human torso.

New in the Garden

New Bird
I live in sunny Hawkes Bay.  This winter has been [for me], the worst winter I've ever had.     It has taken me for ages to get the firewood under a roof to keep it dry.  Then I have had two commissions .  The first was to make 200 miles of toy train track.  [Not really two hundred!.  Just lots] Then someone asked me to make three easels for painting.  I am on my last day today.  So I have not been able to make any more pipes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

El Nino

This is a complaint blog.  It is addressed to the weather Gods who send us our weather.  They have sent us an "El Nino" pattern Spring and Summer.  For us on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand,  that means drought.  Long periods of sunshine and hot weather with little rain.

Oh!  Good Weather Where are you?  We are having steady rain, and it started on Sunday.  It is now Wednesday , and apart from a little dry patch Tuesday Morning, It has been raining steadily for three days.

Art?

Is this Art?

I once studied under Frl. Koch at the Goeteanum, as part of my teachers course on Steiner education.   She is a most amazing person. Once, when a student spilled some paint, she wouldn't let us clean it up until we had all looked at it from the point of view of a painter/ artist. Since then I have often taken time out to do the same.  This morning I spilled my coffee cup.  The dregs flew high up the wall.  I looked.  I think the pattern is amazing, so I am sharing it in the hope someone else may find it amazing too.
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