I shot this through my living room window. It is the same window that I shoot pictures of ice storms, rain storms and snow storms. This is a pretty green sight at this point and the sun was shining into the camera.
A snap of the piece of walnut that I am going to use to make a frame. I had not noticed that it had a burl pattern in it. The burl is the area where branches grow out of the trunk. I will keep you up to date on the progress of this as I get started by cutting it up into strips for the frame sides. I have a very old walnut table that was my grandmother's which has a fold down side that has a wonderful burl pattern on it. The opposite fold down side is just plain Jane.
I dug some iris yesterday and moved them hopefully in a better location. I did dig a couple of iris to give away. I have more iris to move but I was really outside trimming back trees and shrubs. I ventured into my garden shed in the afternoon and started clearing things again. I have two other men's tools in my shed. I have to do something about disposing some of them. Antique tools need to go somewhere. I don't have plans to ever do drywall work in my life now so I don't need all my brothers carpenter tools. I think I have a dozen hammers that do various things. The antique hatchet I will keep and the sledge hammers in two sizes I will keep.
The thing that I find most difficult is that all those tools need to sorted. I have so many boxes of them that I need to find other containers to throw them into so I can really just sort. I have too many socket sets and I found my own stuff in one bucket that was all the tools that I used to work on my parents home two years ago.
I will finish today by taking a Coca-Cola break. It is a small tray that isn't very old but it is a replica of an old tray. It is the one and only thing that I have in this collection. That is a good thing.
It is Tuesday already and homecoming week at school. I didn't get called in yesterday and we will see if I get called in today. I may put my name in at the Granger Elementary and up my odds to get work. I hope you have a great day. Thanks for stopping by today.