Although I haven't taken part in the Sunday Stills challenge for a while their current subject is 'Signs of Fall'. It only seems a minute since I was out taking photo's for 'Signs of Fall' last year. The intention of having a quick look back at last years post resulted in me wasting loads of time looking through the blog and I saw that I'd neglected to mention the outcome of Project Log Store . Well it was finally completed last autumn and has worked really well. I was managing very well with the build and really there was no need for my Dearly Beloved to get involved with the roof. It was only a few inches off. And anyway if only he'd made it much clearer which were his pencil marks I'd never have cut the final bits of wood too short. I think I heard him muttering 'stupid botch' at one point but let's face it - it's a log store. Not precision engineering. A little botch here and there is fine. The garden fairies will insist on collecting 'potentially useful' bits of wood on their travels and dumping them there though. And I inevitably find myself wondering what little project they could be used for.
Last year I mentioned that I was envious of the fact that swallows nest at my friend's house every year. This year I was truly delighted when a pair built a nest in my shed.
Unfortunately their first attempt wasn't in a great place being less than four feet above the ground and incorporating some tins of woodstain.
unphased by people. I've kept the shed door propped open all summer for them so I suppose I can close it now.
I love swallows. To me they embody all that is positive. When their houses fall down or are judged sub-standard they don't sit on the wires bemoaning their fate they just get on with rebuilding them. They seem joyful and free as they flit tbetween buildings and soar in the open skies. Then after working hard all summer they set off to the other side of the world for a few months. Just like that.No fanfare. No fuss. I'm always sorry to find they've gone. Just as I'm always delighted to see them return. Lets hope they fare well and come home next year.