So having had the same office for six years, I’m now on my second in six months!
I’ve also swapped the mature woodland surroundings of the last building for some newer landscaping on another part of the campus.
Lunch today was amongst the plants at Molbaks.
Because they’re stuck on a tiny boat, with no refreshing rain (just hours of sunshine), and no noisy engines (just the soothing sound of a breeze in the sails and gentle waves on the bow), down in the Caribbean (how jealous am I, how not is Fay!) A & G asked to see the house.
Seeing as they’ve just crossed the Atlantic, I don’t see the issue with popping through the Panama Canal and up the west coast, but Fay thought some pic’s would be appreciated.
And look – not a jug in sight!
Been a bit wet over the weekend. It must have been the pineapple express. ‘F’ demonstrates the perfect head covering for such weather systems.
Finn demonstrates the relative size of trees in Farrel McWhirter Park. Yesterday, we learnt from teacher Ann that most of the area was clear-cut about 100 years ago – that’s a lot of tree rings to count!
one watering can; location: Redmond, Washington State, USA; picture taken: March 2007
one watering can; location: Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, UK, picture taken: March 2004
I leapt to the conclusion that exhibit A had been shipped from Berkhamsted to Redmond by the owners of said exhibit. Wrong. It was in the garden of the house when they moved in. Perhaps the previous owners also purchased it from Woods of Berkhamsted? Perhaps there’s only one watering can factory left in the world?
Ah, perhaps they’re just both based on the same classic design from John Haws…
Summer time is starting early this year. We’re told it’s to save energy (lighter evenings = less energy consumption) except there doesn’t appear to be any supporting data. In fact, there’s some evidence [pdf] to suggest daylight saving time doesn’t save energy – at least not in societies that tend to drive more when evenings are lighter…
Anyway, from tomorrow we’ll be on summer time here in the Pacific North West.