The photo of the cherry picking ladder was taken by my friend over the week end. I met her , at age 26, while cherry picking in Kent,UK. We have remained close, good friends all these years. I am a pit bull when it comes to friendship- not likely to let go.
I always had to have a taller stronger person set my ladder, back then they were this tall but were also wooden. Tricky, wobbly and heavy. Cherry picking was the most lucrative of fruits to pick, probably due to the difficulty of setting the ladders and hauling them around the orchard, but also because the fruit was delicate and had to be picked rapidly , before the birds got them all.
In the evening I walked through the orchard banging tea kettle lids together and yelling to frighten the birds. Lived out the back of a VW van, in the beautiful orchard- the good life.
Went to the studio to pay rent and gather more wool. Walked across the street to see how the park is coming along.
The Huge Acid ball from the pulp mill has been put at the edge of the park.
It has been scrubbed, the cool patina gone. eventually some artist ,who won a contest, is going to cover it with mirror tiles.My GAWD, good thing the sun is a rarity .
The mirrors are bound to blind a few people.
"Can be seen from Space!"
Also left over from the pulp mill, these castle remnant holders of the pulp, nice that they were saved. They are kind of cool. They do nothing, just stand there , idle.
The creek empties at the entrance to the park, just across the street from the studio.
The bay gets deep fast.
The geese are glad, They have a new beach, with people throwing corn to them.
They prefer slugs, but...carrying a bag full of slugs for them , not gonna happen,
anyway , they are well taken care of.
This day has been cool temperature wise, 58 degrees all morning.
Tomorrow it will shoot up to 70 degrees.
Traffic will be cranky and people will be moaning , "Oh GAWD, the HEAT!!!"