Sunday, August 9, 2009

Garden art

The sacroiliac is something that you don’t even know you have until you bugger it up, which I did a few weeks ago while cutting wood for the winter. I thought it had healed, but after the last couple of rides, it’s delivered a not-so-gentle reminder that it’s not yet ready for prime time. Which is another way of saying I’m moving a bit slowly today, and only with the aid of a few extra-strength Tylenols.
As it turned out, not being able to ride or golf (my other summer habit) gave me an opportunity to get into the shop and finish a project that’s been on the go for a couple of weeks.
I’d seen a stylized heron in a garden a while back and thought it would be a nice addition to our own little green patch. But as I’m inclined to do, I looked at it and decided I could make my own version. I already had the metal I needed (leftovers from the local scrap yard from another project), so the cost was nil except my time – which I now had a lot of.
So after a few hours in the garage cutting, welding, and grinding, here it is awaiting placement by the head gardener as soon as she comes home from work.
Heron

10 comments:

  1. im sorry that you're not feeling well canajun. but, thank you for posting this...i think a co-worker might suffer from this as well. i'll be giving her the link.

    garden art, its beautiful. im sure Miz Liz will love it. you should consider selling them. i know i love it...

    hope you feel better and can ride soon.

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  2. Ms. M. Thank you. Another couple of days and I'll be right as rain I hope.

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  3. Hope you get all mended up real soon!

    Wow, you are pretty talented - I like the heron! I agree with what mq01 said; you should go pro.

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  4. I am impressed. Very nice work. Now get better and get back to riding. But still find time to do stuff like that.

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  5. Lance, Danny - thanks for the compliment. Should be back riding in a day or two I hope. Got some good drugs now :)

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  6. If they are anything like the pain meds I got for my recent tooth extraction, the world looks pretty good, doesn't it?

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  7. Thanks for visiting my blog, I enjoyed reading yours and will continue to do so. I met a bloke from Ottowa here in SA when he did an extended ride through Africa, rode with him in the Cape for a day or two showing him around (surname Moors). Keep up the good work!

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  8. Andrew - Thanks for the comments. Don't know Moors, but I envy his trip. I haven't made it to Africa yet, but hopefully will one day.

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  9. Hope you alright now Canajun...
    Didn't know you were an artist as well,

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  10. Baron - I'm not, but I'm a pretty decent copyist.

    And thanks, back seems to be back in shape finally.

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