getting ready for another season of movies on the treehouse deck! this is the third season of the treehouse movie theater and i continue to marvel at the durability and beauty of black locust lumber. it’s not treated with anything and after a power washing it looks as good as the day i picked it up from a local amish sawyer.
i think this is the year to build an actual treehouse on the treehouse movie theater deck. i wanted to wait to see how the lumber withstood the elements before building a treehouse on the deck. it passed the test.
i still kind of can’t believe i built a 14 foot by 16 foot deck around two trees 15 feet in the air! and it hasn’t come crashing down after years of 40mph winds with both trees swaying independently.
refueling with an organic fuel after a 12 mile run and had a “pinch me” moment while simultaneously wearing my ov marketing and distance runner hats and contemplating all the reasons i’m proud of it.
on a local arts tour odin learned a thing or two about letterpress printing from mister koppa of heavy duty press fame.
the winding roads arts tour was great, there are some seriously talented artists in the area.
driving between new work digs and OV headquarters on a two lane country road with more amish buggies than cars and I had to stop. someone is going to tell me this is not alfalfa and I’m going to be embarrassed.
it’s been almost exactly 8 years since i took a photo of the descendants of grandma ida’s poet daffodils so i thought it was high time for another.
a couple of years ago a trillium grandiflorum showed up in our backyard, perfectly planted amongst some ferns – which is awesome – except neither of us planted it. it looks like maybe ants play a role in trillium seed dispersal?
unsurprisingly there are gift shops at the great wall, but what is surprising is how few people are visiting on this day so the place feels virtually somewhat empty. my chinese friend says he’s never seen so few people at the great wall or such great weather. “you bring the luck!” lucky for us, not so lucky for the gift shop venders.