Monday, 1 March 2010

just too lucky....








so hows this... just too lucky! this bad boy is on the roof at the club and yep just above the area i'm working in and our kiln space...

he fell directly over the skylight which has the tiniest of cracks in it just over the small gas kiln.

it came from up there somewhere, it's a big ghost gum they tower way into the sky all around our road and the reserve and not a lot of other damage so we're incredibly lucky considering the winds, the 'southeasterlies ripped through the hills and gullies, exceeding 100km/h at times last night and this morning'....

so after reporting the damage to the council, 'it's their building'... i got on with finishing the cementing and edging and worked into tonight, i just got home, had some munchies and now off for some catchup snooze me thinks...

catchya tomorrow, hopefully i'll have some clay time then..

9 comments:

  1. Ouch! You did get lucky on this one!

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  2. good thing it was only a branch... those are some strong winds. the tree looks similar to the sycamore, as they are referred in the US or plane tree in europe.

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  3. Whew! Glad you are safe and the roof seemed tough. those are HUGE trees -they look so cool, almost like they have white skin! The enormous trees that tend to fall in the wind here in Alaska are the large Cottonwood trees.

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  4. hey meridith, indeed!

    hey jim, these trees are so old they're classes as significant if the base is more than a metre round but i think this one will need and inspection there is some rot in it..

    hi cindy, whew, me too! all that work and our kilns would have been expensive to repair..

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  5. beautiful eucalyptus, glad it didn't do much damage, your mosaic is looking great.

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  6. I love looking up into gum trees, the foliage and the colour of their branches makes the blue sky even darker blue somehow. I planted some at our place, and they are monsters now. The birds like them too, and it seems to have made a whole new world for them up there. Glad that there was not worse damage.

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  7. hey linda soooo close now, this time next week it will be in its new home!!

    hey peter, they are monsterous and the birds do love em and they shed a lot!!!!!

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  8. Hi Ang! The winds have been scary! So glad it's all calmed down now and glad to hear there wasn't more damage. Good luck with finishing the mosaic!

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  9. yeh, hope the council fixes the hole soon and we don't get any rain! Ive keft a rather large bucket on the gas kiln roof...! and just onto the grouting now and the table's done,,yey!!

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