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February 2009

February 06, 2009

More reasons to learn how to weld

My sister has some cool garden art.  This one is a cactus sculpture made from horseshoes.

Horseshoe cactus



























Close up of horseshoe weld Close up of the delicate puddle of steel that holds each horseshoe in place


























Giant metal fly sculpture Giant metal fly sculpture made from expanded metal mesh and reinforcing bar ('re-bar')














Detail of the re-bar leg
Re-bar leg detail

February 05, 2009

From winter to spring in 5 hours

We left behind the quiet solace of winter on Wednesday...
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....and flew to California.  We found Spring in my sister's garden.

Eucalyptus naked Naked eucalyptus

First peach blossom of 2009















Kiss of optimism in the first peach blossom of 2009

Molecules in conference (Brazilian peppercorns)













Molecules in conference (Brazilian peppercorns)

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