There is the slightest nip in the air early in the mornings and after sundown. As the day progresses and the heat starts steaming off the earth I actually wonder if I imagined it ......but at least Autumn is trying to make an appearance and I can anticipate beautiful mellow days , carving in the courtyard again.
The last few days have been about gastric flu and major plumbing excavations in our back yard. How the two happened upon us at the same time is a cruel trick of fate.....but we've survived it..... just. Amazing how this virus operates. We all gathered at one house to welcome family visiting from Australia. A day later the virus hit everyone who attended the gathering at exactly the same time.....leaving us all flapping like beached fish on various bathroom floors, completely devoid of the will to live.
Today I started plotting and planning my next carving so I must be feeling better! I promised Heather that I would post photos of my latest totem. The first Collector totem sold within days of completion so I have created The Collector II.
What with the heat wave interrupted by downpours, it has taken me longer than usual to carve this piece but when the weather was kind I relished an hour or two carving outside under a tree.
Sorting through my found object stash is always fun!
Memories of beaches scrubbed by Summer storms, long walks and discoveries of perfect cowries....as well as the not so perfect.