Saturday, 8 June 2013

Brick shortage forces random post...

Dinner cooking. Mmmmmm (strip loin steaks, baked potatoes, and grilled sweet potatoes).

 I was all excited to get things finished on our wall this weekend, but it turns out we are short by about 50 bricks. That's OK - I'd rather be short than have too many, and I can pick up more bricks on Monday. its not like this is an international crisis or anything.

The brick shortage does make it hard to blog though, since I'm waiting on completion before going for the big reveal. Since I can't share progress, I'll share confusion. About 2 houses ago, I got concrete moulds to make a pedestal to mount our sundial on. I did the moulding, but never got around to the rest of the project.

 Having concrete adhesive on hand, I went ahead and glued together the bits to make the sundial stand, but now I can't remember which way is up.

I need someone versed in classic architecture to tell me if this is right side up:

Or if this is:

Let me know what you think in a comment. I am leaning towards the leafs going up right now.


  1. Your sundial pedestal is lovely, but I would have no idea which way is supposed to be up. I like the look of it with the leaves up, but having a crazy three year old, I'd be more likely to put it heavy side down in m own yard.

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog, and for your feedback on my new comment form. And for the garden advice. I guess it must be time for me to pull out the diablo ninebark...this is its third year in its current spot, and it is still not doing well. I've enjoyed learning what garden skills I currently have, and I know I will keep learning until I'm too old to move ;-)

  2. Thanks Joanna! I agree that leafs up looks good, I wonder if we can get consensus from a few others.

    Your garden design and plantings are coming along nicely too. I love the look of your "Pretty Life" Blog!


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