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.

  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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