Saturday, April 9, 2011
this and that
We spent a few days in the city last week. Heavy trash pick-up was Friday so we went in late Wednesday to wrestle the old cast iron bath tub that we had been using for our water plants to the street. It didn't last long though. Within 30 minutes a scavenger had it loaded up in his pick-up truck and took it away, which makes me much happier than having it end up in the land fill.
I spent the day at my friend's studio Thursday working on the flat lap. Got all but one piece finished, the top to the memory box. It will have to wait for the next time or maybe I'll try to finish it on my little lap.
Remember these waxes?
Here's one of the finished pieces for the show at the gallery.
On the way back to the house we swung by the recycling center and deposited four big bags of plastic and cans. No curbside pick up in Wharton. We also bring our garbage in to dispose of it. County services are $30 a month. Too much for the small plastic grocery bag size of trash we generate a week. Everything else either goes in the compost pile, gets recycled or burned.
Friday I dug up all the pecan, oak, camphor and hackberry trees that have sprouted all over the city yard.
4 cherry laurel
4 sweet gum
1 red bud
Then last night after this month's event at the art consultant's we headed home. In the spring and fall they host these little get togethers to showcase different artists. We've been trying to raise our visibility so we've been attending.
One other thing. We definitely have babies in the nest. I suspected it last week before we headed out to the city but today, the wrens are very busy and the babies are getting noisier.