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Old 05-02-2012, 10:17 PM   #6301
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Then they needed to be treated, so that was done next.

I covered the wood up for the night as it does look like the promised rain will be here shortly. Next dry day will see a coat of stain on.
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With a little luck there will be some small pavers between the end of the bridge and where the future moon viewing building will be.

I did manage to find a few in a most unusual location.
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Okay Mr. Magic...

Explain the "arch" (s). Someone must have torn those pages from my book.
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See the post there? That's under one end of the toolshed.

The shed was originally set on to an old tree stump. I know, I know, you shouldn't do dumb things like that, but what can I say.

Predictably, the old stump rotted away a few years ago, and I had several of those pavers on hand. So I jacked up the toolshed, removed the remains of the old stump and put in a concrete block and 9 pavers.

Now, since I needed them for walking on rather than holding up a building, I chainsawed a chunk of log to fit the space, jacked up the building again, retrieved the pavers, and installed the log.
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Explain the "arch" (s). Someone must have torn those pages from my book.
Somewhere back a few pages, there should be something about me hacking up - and I use that word advisedly - some perfectly good planks to make these bridge timbers.

That was with the beam cutter, the one that does not perform as advertised.
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While I was sitting down at the end of the pond contemplating life, a little sparrow was hopping down the edging trying to find a spot that was close enough to the water for him (her?) to reach to have a drink.
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Where the bridge ends will be, I have nailed the liners on to the concrete form. This was in preference to using any sort of brick, as it will be essentially impossible to reach under the bridge to effect any adjustment should it be necessary in future.
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This afternoon, while I was toiling mightily away (yeah, sure) I noticed what appeared to be a rainbow reflected in the pond.

It turned out to be an unusual sundog.

Now, as most of you already know, a sundog is refracted light from the sun where it passes through a moisture laden cloud at an angle of about 22 from between the sun and where you are standing. These sundogs are seen either to the left or right of the sun, sometimes both at the same time.

But this is the first time I have ever seen one overhead. And looking at it carefully, I surmised that the angle would indeed be about 22, making this a sundog rather than a rainbow...there being no rain.
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I did try to take a pic of the reflection...but I had just switched the camera over to manual focus for the sundog shot and forgot to switch it back to auto. Some days...

Anyway, at the end of the day I had managed to get some more edging done and this is as far as I got.

There were several other pics, but some damn fool left the camera on manual focus...
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Explain the "arch" (s). Someone must have torn those pages from my book.
Bud, go back to post 6196. That and the next post or two should cover it.
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Back in the garden today and finished this small bed near the south end of the pond.

The bed was dug up, screened (15 wheelbarrow loads) remixed with peat moss and fine bark mulch, then put back together.

Only 4 new plants added, two rhodos, one bamboo and one Japanese maple. Plus the second sentinel rock was added by the concrete pad.
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Cloudy this morning, but that soon gave way to sun for the rest of the day...still none too warm.

Today was the day we have a shot at getting the bridge timbers in place. First up was to get them stained, the sun had them dried in about two hours.
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The original plan to move them into place was for me to grab each timber in the middle and wade through the pond and set them on the pads. Except that I had thrown a few hundred rocks into the pond in an attempt - vain I might add - to keep the second liner down. So plan B was devised.

I would lift one end of each timber and carry it several feet down one side of the pond. Then repeat that on the other side etc. until the timber was in place.
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Well, that wasn't too bad.

One to go.
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Now that the meat of the bridge is in place, we just need a few potatoes.

This is the first bunch of deck boards getting treated.
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