at home

autumn sketch

view-from-the-sofa

the paper has been waiting for 5 years to get used for sketching. Evening view as autumn has arrived and evening life moved indoors,


news from the pond

pond-mai-20181

finally everything has established itself in the new pond. Water lilies and one stunning water lily.

waterlily


birthday undercut

undercut

for my birthday a bigger undercut dyed green by Ed.


pond goes baroque

new pond 3

when renovating our bathroom we finally managed to take out that silly Jacuzzi tub, transport it down to the terrace and replace the old flowerpot pond there. All it needed now was a new surround covering the weird shape of it. Marine plywood painted with 2K boat paint, Lino print for that baroque feel, and two waterproof solar LEDs found on sale.

new pond 2new pond 1

the skirt is marine ply on the straight bit and Styrofoam ceiling trim for the curved part.

now all I have to do is wait for the water lillies to come up and the iris to grow back to their previous size. (and maybe paint that water spout)

 


horse’s new friend

horseandparrot

the horse has acquired a new friend over Christmas, a dutch speaking parrot making a lot of noise.


solar panel live

tortoise sundial

I have been watching our tortoises angling themselves at the sun every sunny winter day for a long time now and decided to do some approximate measurements yesterday. Based on this there must be a business idea in the rental of tortoises to installers of solar panels and the like. Inquiries and cost estimates here.