I've been sitting in the plant room since about 6:00 AM watching the sun come up while listening to Bach, Purcell and other baroque composers streaming on my favorite classical music station. There was frost last night, not a lot but enough to put ice on the water buckets; the pond and pool are still ice free. There is no wind and little sound beyond an occasional vehicle passing.
When I took Winter out at 6:30 I could see lights from my neighbor's house through the trees. He has built on the property I used to own and live on. When I lived back there and P. was in this house the lights through the bare winter trees were a connection between us. It's nice to have that back.
I THINK I SOLVED A PROBLEM!
I've had several clock works I've been unable to use because the posts are 7/8 of an inch, which is way to thick for the type of clock I generally make. A couple of days ago, in bed half awake I was thinking (obsessing?) about how I could use them. They really are more suited to wood, which I am not going to get into. Then I thought that all I needed to do was make a way I put a block in the back, but I did not want any of the stuff showing. Duh? make a shallow casserole style form where I could put a block of the necessary thickness to have the correct length of post showing on front. I decided to epoxy the blocks in rather than throw them in because I can adjust to each clock and will avoid any chance of cracking. This also is opening other possibilities for clock forms.
I love it when these little creative bursts happen. The sensation and the time it takes from start to finish feel like a zipper opening really quickly. The trick is to get it down while I am still half asleep, before any other input hits me.
The Christmas cacti continue to bloom. Below are three shades of orange ranging from a pale apricot to Clemintine orange.
My lavender passion flower has started booming. I thought it was done in by deer last spring but it did survive the devastation. Why they are called passion flower is beyond me. Yes, I know the story of it representing the Passion of Christ. Christians have gone through periods where they have plastered their philosophy on anything they could find a connection with, however tenuous.
Last a photo of The Friendly Kitty......name Friendly because she adores people....not so hot on the other cats and Winter. She hung around Proge's studio for months. He put a shelter and food out for her, but did not bring her in as he did not want to adopt someone's pet. That changed one night in an ice storm. He announced that she was now our cat. She was by the door with ice in her fur and a clump of ice like a mace at the end of her tail.
She is also known at Queen Cat because of her crown marking and general attitude of superiority to all living things.
It looks like we are going to have a sunny day. My studio will be warm without the heater.
Enjoy the day!
As always, thanks for stopping by................*s*