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Cutting Clay Bricks – March 26, 2013

Cutting Clay Bricks

I finished the round planter yesterday, so the project is nearing completion. This is the last brick getting an angle cut on both ends, so it can make a tighter radius or turn.  The brick has been soaking in a bucket of water for 30-45 minutes, and is soaked all the way through. If the brick was dry, the red clay dust would be 20-30 times dustier. Because the brick is soaked through the dust settles or drops to the ground almost immediately. When cutting dry bricks you have a massive cloud of red dust in the air for 5-10 minutes. All the cats track into the house the clay dust on their paws. Sheri Lynn will be glad when this project is done. You can see the round planter in the left bottom corner with most of the top row already on. No morter between the joints yet. Shot with the Canon 30D, ISO-100, 27mm, F4, 1/60 sec.

5′ Round Brick Planter – March 25, 2013

Round Brick Planter

So the side yard project is drawing closer to completion. I finished the round planter today. The black tube is for drip irrigation, and needs to be tied into the existing network of black tubing lurking underground. Some of the “nut grass” is coming up with the warmer weather, high 80’s, low 90’s. Everything green got another treatment of Roundup yesterday, so hopefully it will die out for good. I have some pavers to put down to seperate the grass from the rocks, and pavers for “stepping stones”, and then a couple ton of rock to put down, fill the round planter with dirt, and mulch, find a really big “pot” to put in this planter, and then I’ll be done. Shot today, March 25th, 2013 with the Canon 30D, ISO-100, 27mm, 1/60 sec, with the pop-up flash enabled.

Side Yard – March 10, 2013


So this is the view we have out of the kitchen window, and from the livingroom, and from the dining room. Its our side yard. The plants against the house are always green and beautiful. The problem is, you can’t see them from any of the windows. What you can see is some patchy grass, some dirt most of the year, and this fence. In the far right of this picture you can see some bricks that make up a planter in the corner of my back yard. This project will have me building a brick planter along the fence, and a round planter in the middle of the yard.  there will be a row of pavers that seperate the grass, from pavers, and granite. In this photo, I’ve already capped off all of the sprinklers, and an in the process of moving two sprinklers to new locations. The “grass” to the left of the row of bricks has been treated with Round Up, to kill it. I’ll post more pictures, as I continue to work on this project. Shot with the Canon 30D, 17mm, ISO-100, F8, 1/160 sec, on my Bonan Tripod.