Friday, December 26, 2008

Boxing day roundup

Completion: September 2008 (building site)

Treetops Nursery refurbishment, 26 December 2008. Sphagnum

2:39 pm, a clear sky. The winter sun is defiant in the south, facing into an incessant, freezing north wind in a death battle for the season.

The north wind lands with a flurry of lefts and rights to the body. The sun counters with a roundhouse haymaker, but the north wind takes it and comes back for more. How long can they keep up this pace?! The frost is melting when they're in the open, but on the ropes the iceman has the advantage. Sunny's stance is impeccable, bent but with guard high. Will the iceman blow himself out or will sunny wear him out with the rope-a-dope? And now a word from our sponsor.

Rinso Macari

1 comment:

Ossian said...

I wonder what the idea of the canopy is (that orange coloured, high "roof")? It seems to have little or no utility. It appears to be a complete folly and can only obscure the view of the treetops after which the place is named. How much of the £620,000 went on that, I wonder? There is a warning sign on the fence, "fragile roof". If anybody knows what use it is, please let us know. Is it supposed to be beautiful? Maybe it is.