Oh Damn I’ve Done It Again

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I don’t know what comes over me.

All I know is, Floyd made me that lovely stand so I could have interchangeable garden posts, rather than just the ones stuck deep into the ground. Under the stones there is quite a bit more to that stand, including spikes hammered deep into the ground for stability’s sake. (I should say here that I prefer my yard steel to rust before I clear-coat it, if I clear-coat it at all; and I definitely prefer a clear coat rather than paint.)

Which would be fine, but if you have a landscape full of rocks as you know I do, it seems folly to start arranging them in a small circle around the stand. Because small circles give way to larger circles and I find myself walking around looking for reddish stones, blackish stones, and whitish stones. Meditative, but mad. Continue reading

Making Yard Art

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Just in case you are looking for something to do – midst of winter in our hemisphere, and all the yard work too tedious to contemplate – this is how I made my most recent piece of yard art.

First, of course, you get a length of steel pipe weighing around 56 pounds, prime it, paint it with metallic silver, and let it dry a day or two. Then place it on a towel (for easy dragging), manipulate it onto a dolly, and bring it to the living room because the garage is too cold for paint.

And because everybody needs a length of pipe in the living room. Continue reading