Friday, 14 April 2017

Bluebell woods or a dark workshop?



This computer is like my workshop - I search for hours in vain for something, then I find something else that I was looking for earlier. 

I was looking for a bit of 270 year-old graffiti scratched into the wall of a house here by someone called Richard one Good Friday, but found this rainbow over St Ives instead. It is a genuine photo. I know because I took it.

Then I found the photo (below) of a slice of Cotham Marble cut and polished by me from that tonnage I told you about before Jim Broadbent. I am told there is a similar formation in Italy which looks like elephants marching in line, each one holding on to the tail of the other with its trunk.

I have often thought about spending a year or two making a Pietra Jura table using material like this - have you seen the antique marble ones in Italy? The trouble is that I cannot afford the couple of years doing nothing else unless someone finances it.

Those ranks of chocolate bunnies - H.I. bought me one yesterday and today there is not much left of it...

I have two options for today - one is to go to work and the other is to visit a bluebell wood which must be looking very pretty by now.



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  1. No contest ..... it has to be the Bluebell Wood .... it is Good Friday after all. Take photos !!!! XXXX

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  2. Never put off today what you wouldn't have put off yesterday. Something like that.

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    1. Never do today what you can put off till tomorrow? Carpe Deum - seize the fish...

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    2. Your version sounds almost sensible.

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  3. Yes, go see the bluebells; work is an every day thing, bluebells are not!
    Beautiful rainbow picture, there's definitely a pot of gold under there somewhere!
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. Sea water contains a lot of gold, but it costs more to extract it than you would get by selling it.

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  4. That piece of marble is beautiful. If you squint and let your eyes go a little bit blurry it looks like a lake reflecting trees.

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    1. Yep. I still have a quarter of a ton.

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  5. Did you start at the ears end or the other end on that chocolate bunny.

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    1. Ha ha! Love the anagram Weave - very Joe Orton! Boringly, the ears...

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