When the Smalls were, well, small, we did have a hammock on a free standing frame which sat near the pool, but a few years of overuse by all the little folk visiting the pool during warm weather put paid to that...then, at our next property, Sarah talked us into having a hammock which was strung between conveniently placed apple and eucalypt trees...I do have a photograph from that time, with Sarah sharing the hammock with her pug, Sambo (or Pugsly as he became known), which I was very tempted to use for the inchie today. But in the end I lost courage and opted not to use it. In the photo Sarah is wearing her jimjams with very definite bed hair, so I though the image was best left buried in the obscurity of the family archive.
Instead I used a much more recent image of Holly, ensconced very comfortably in a hammock Sarah and Karina had hung in their garden...mind you, I think Holly rather looks as if she has bed hair too...must be something about hammocks, but at least she isn't in her pyjamas.
I am preparing the documents for a meeting of the Three Peaks Gallery members on Wednesday evening, and on Friday we are planning to travel to Port Arthur for a book launch at the Historic Site Centre. The book is about the life of my great great grandfather, a parson in Tasmania, and Port Arthur, between 1844 and 1870. It was written by a second cousin who I have not seen for over fifty years, (he lives in Canada), and his co-author.
It will be great to meet up with some family members rarely seen these days except under the aegis of a funeral service.
I was wandering around the older grave sites and admiring the lovely colours of the lichens on this sandstone headstone, when I realised that the man who was commemorated there, Nathaniel Williatt, had died on that very day, July 20th. exactly 144 years ago. He was 75 years old when he ended his days, so he lived a good long life...it set me thinking about the times he lived through, the travelling he must have undertaken to finally arrive in this country village in the middle of Tasmania...but Tim was waiting to leave, so I wished him God speed and left him to the peace and serenity of his resting place.
This module is all about soil, and includes an assignment, plus we are delving into chemistry, the Periodic Table, cations and anions, (it has been a while!) and soil structure, so I am going to need to read up well and focus, rather.