There have been some beautiful photos of the full moon posted in various blogs. Alas, such is not the case here. We have had clouds and rain since last tuesday. There have been some heavy downpours and a lot of drizzle which is just enough to kill any thought of being outside.
Instead, I woke up yesterday morning with an image of these goblets in my head. Perhaps related to some dream or reading, who knows? Of course there is a long journey between my mind's image and the reality of clay.
The goblet is built around my trusty balloons; the stems are pulled and rolled around dowels. The pushed 'knees' add strength.
What I find strange about making these is that I drink my wine from blown glass goblets. While I like the look of clay goblets I don't, as a rule, enjoy drinking from them.
I'm not at all sure where I am going with these. I may make a few more fire them and let them sit in their unglazed state while I contemplate them. Or I may send them to the recycle bucket....always a viable option!
Pond pump problems last week. Proge turned the pump off to do some work. When we went to fill the filter again....it would not prime! Trouble shooting ensued interrupted by a downpour......not a good idea to mess with electricity in the rain. It rained all the next day. Finally on the third day we got out there and realized it was sucking air.....joints reglued....wait several hours for drying and presto! we have a working swamp filter and waterfall. The fishies are very happy. Actually, I don't think they noticed as we threw a sump pump in to keep the water circulating.
I am still congratulating myself for not taking photos of Proge wading in the pond, swearing at the pump!
I had ten moonflowers in bloom when I took Winter out at 6 A.M. yesterday. The rain really beats them up. The look like a bunch of bedraggled petticoats.
This post can also been seen at Mud Colony. There's interesting stuff there; take a look!
Have a dry....or if you need rain....wet week end.
As always. thanks for stopping by............*s*