Destined for the Paddock.
There are two additions: Pink Gum (E. fasciculosa), and South Australian Blue Gum (E. leucoxylon).
The collection of dune-care seedlings includes Ficinia nodosa (previously Isolepsis), which has a charming common name: Knobby Club Rush – and the shrub of intoxicating scent, Olearia axillaris, otherwise known as Coastal Daisy Bush, or Wild Rosemary.
These little plants have acquired the potency of totems: companions of our youthful days – the long days of summer – as we explored the adjacent dunes, or set sail for distant lands just across the Bay….
Woodblock prints by Tomioka Tessai (1836 – 1924)
From the Autumn and Winter groups: Four Seasons of Flowers 1907
An under-coat unites the patchwork…or, if you prefer, covers it up.
Shearwater looks to be as solid and stable – and heavy – as ever.
Next, and possibly most difficult task of all: moving our little ship out of the Boatshed. The remaining work will be completed in the open, as autumn weather allows.
Two small works by Mark Pearse, 2014: acrylic on board.
The dunes, the shack, Yankalilla Hill.
At that stage the Boatshed was merely a castle in the air: without foundation.