Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Book Wall up close

A number of years ago we needed to build a retaining wall near the studio. Barry very creatively decided to build a book wall, and it has weathered away over time, with the books absorbing moisture and buckling and cockling and turning up their leaves.

It has been fun to observe - it is just next to where we pull up and park the car, so I generally look at it each day.

We have also planted plenty of orchids in and around it, as well as a baseline row of violets.

I stopped to photograph one of the tiny wee orchids the other day, and then fell in love with the overall look, so here are a few close ups...

Gentle layering like sedimentary rock..

Lovely lovely curves.

A violet tendril weaving its way through deteriorating pages...

And finally the wee dendrobium orchid...

And then when you step back, here's the wall a'weathering...


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    1. Thanks Penny - it is delight to share the block with the ageing wall of books...go well.

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    1. It's just a little bit fabulous isn't it Patti!?!

  3. i'm really glad the wall is changing ever so gradually and there are flowers. FLOWERS!!! in the books.

    1. I know Velma - flowers in the books hooray!!!!

  4. that orchid is just toooooo gorgeous!

  5. Incredible. And I bet it keeps getting better and better.

    1. We love it Seth and it just seems so homely and companionable now - we enjoy watching it evolve...go well.


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