Thursday, September 28, 2006

I tried to

photograph this table (in the library at Kilmartin), but it has a high sheen and reflects too much. I'm going to try again this weekend.
its large and quite beautiful, I think I may have posted about it before.
I may be in the library for some time. . . .

I am going on my fifth permaculture course this weekend, looking forward to the drive in my newly 'fixed' old banger. fingers crossed!!

14 comments:

Wildside Musing said...

Have fun, learn lots, and we'll all keep our fingers crossed that your car will function properly for you!

Michael said...

WOW! what a neat table. Very interesting inlay work, indeed. See if you can get it into the car and ship it off to me (the table, that is... the car seems a bit iffy). I want it... LOL

Becky said...

The table looks great!

derrick said...

wow, that is cool! Now if you can just steal it, and ship it. . . :)

Michael said...

Sorry Derrick, I asked her to steal it first! Now, hands off! Remember, they got guns on the Great Lakes now, so... ;-)

derrick said...

well, maybe we can cut it in half and have a side table each!

clairesgarden said...

Michael and Derrick, naughty naughty. the table was craftsman built inside the library and it will not fit through either door or window. so if you have a team able to knock down half the building and actually lift the thing(solid wood as in bits of trees not planks)you can come over and try. it should float fairly well though so 'first round raft across the sea' headline coming up then?

Lisa said...

What a unique and wonderful table. I've never seen anything like it. Thanks for posting the pics.

Anonymous said...

I love that! Wow, another project to add to the "someday" list!

Anonymous said...

Cool table!
Hey, I wanted to ask you and the other nature experts...

When I was ploutering about outside with the kids the other day I was reminiscing about the 'fairy rings' that used to be on the grass down at Silver Knowes....

What were they? How did they form?

Any idea???

I miss fairy things from the UK...I need to make a fairy village or something for the kids.

Blackswamp_Girl said...

Hmm... I don't know, Claire. Would HALF of it fit through the door? Maybe those two are on to something with splitting it in half! :)

Gorgeous table... and I'm enjoying your blog in general. (I found it through your comment on realmud garden.)

patsy said...

the table is great, i hope the old banger hold together.

Michael said...

Crunchy -
We have 'fairy rings' in Canada. They're formed by a species of fungus, which send out root-like shoots under the ground in such a way as to eventually form a circle (more or less). At a certain point in it's life-cycle the fungus produces the part above ground which we see: the 'fairy ring' of little toadstools. The next question is, do we turn into fairies if we eat the fungi?

Anonymous said...

Michael, I haven't seen them form over here....I need to try to coax the local fungi around here to grow like that...it would make the kids go nuts!

I used to sit in the fairy rings wishing they would take me away!