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To enter, please pull cord!

To enter, please pull cord!

“Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.”  Thyla Harp

Taped on the ugliest wall of the riverhouse is a growing assortment of clippings, scribblings and quotes, and the above quote always makes me smile. Today’s post gives you a little peek into the gates at the riverhouse, where the internet crawls slower than today’s low tide!

Hmmm.  Do we dare enter this gate?

Hmmm. Do we dare enter this gate?

Not wanting to call attention to the house, I’ve not made many improvements to the typical split-bamboo fence and hand-wired gate. This past week I eyed a stack of old palm thatch and decided that I was capable of building a thatch-roof entrance over that gate.  Most of the work was completed at ground level, and I later assembled the panels on the bamboo-pole frame.

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Don’t ask – suffice to know that frustration can be a powerful tool, and this transplanted Southern Scarlett was determined to get that thatch to the top of the frame before darkness halted the progress!

View from the house - the birds surely wondered, 'Where did THAT come from?"

Early-morning view from the house – the birds surely wondered, ‘Where did THAT come from?”

P7240246 GARDEN ART fun riverhouse

Transforming driftwood – it came from Playamart!

Several other projects have divided my time, but this stage of the garden project should be finished by the beginning of next week.

A slim section of bamboo retrieved from the nearby beach serves as a support for the young thumbergia.  Playamart uses material from the beach - and it's free!

A slim section of bamboo retrieved from the nearby beach serves as a support for the young thumbergia. Playamart uses material from the beach – and it’s free!

Many stories patiently await their turn, though there are few opportunities to upload images or open ‘New Post’ pages.   As I often do, I’ll soon runaway to my favorite little hostal in town and spend a mini vacation in cyberspace via faster wifi!

Until then,I’ll tweak my attention to the gardens and landscape:

The gardens have other worthy distractions.   Birdwatching trumps slow internet any day!

The gardens have other worthy distractions. Bird watching trumps slow internet any day!

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