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Jun 8, 2010 4:59 PM CST
| What do you do with the upper part of the shipping container of a Pratt and Whitney R 4360 20 W A|
28 cylinder 3500 hp radial aircraft engine ?
Set up a pond of course!
Here is a first look at this shell! It weighs a lot!
Jun 8, 2010 5:00 PM CST
|moving it slowly on rollers and boards into the backyard -|
Jun 8, 2010 5:01 PM CST
|now to tip it into the prepared spot |
Jun 8, 2010 5:02 PM CST
|and it topples precisely|
Jun 8, 2010 5:03 PM CST
|sanding and painting the inside with a very good oil paint|
Jun 8, 2010 5:04 PM CST
|cleaning up the outside and adding a couple of coats of a very light green paint|
Jun 8, 2010 5:18 PM CST
|I let the paint cure for about a week and added water 2 days ago.|
Today I went shopping at Waterford Garden I have a 15 minute drive to this wonderful place.
It was not easy to pick from the gorgeous selection, but -
I came home with 3 Tropical Water Lilies - Carla's Sonshine ( yellow), Antares ( red night bloomer), and Midnight Serenade ( gorgeous blue)
1 Lotus - Shiroman ( creamy white)
some Water Hyacinths, Water Lettuce and some Purple Cabomba.
And now I keep my fingers crossed that they all like their new home, start spreading out and bloom.
Jun 8, 2010 6:04 PM CST
|Amazing! You gotta keep us posted on the progress!|
Jun 8, 2010 10:24 PM CST
|Congrats, Ursula!! What fun!|
Jun 9, 2010 5:52 PM CST
|Look what greeted me this morning! A little smudged during transport, but how pretty is that!|
Nymphaea Antares -
Jun 9, 2010 6:31 PM CST
|WOW ! |
Jun 9, 2010 7:00 PM CST
|OMG, that's great!|
Jun 9, 2010 7:13 PM CST
That's what I had envisioned down the road when I was presented with that somewhat rough looking half shell.
The yellow one also opened a bud today. Hopefully it won't be raining tomorrow so I can take a picture.
Going fish shopping in a few days...I am thinking Paradise Fish, they won't need a pump/special aeration. And I can take them easily inside in the Fall.
Jun 10, 2010 6:55 PM CST
|Here is Nymphaea Carla's Sonshine -|
Jun 10, 2010 8:03 PM CST
Jun 11, 2010 3:45 PM CST
|Nice work, Ursula. Very creative and those flowers are quite the reward.|
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Jun 11, 2010 5:42 PM CST
|Neat pond Ursula! The flowers are splendid.|
Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day.
"The moving hand writes and having writ moves on. Neither all thy piety nor all thy wit can lure it back to cancel half a line nor all thy tears wash out a word of it." The Rubiyat by Omar Khayyam
Jun 13, 2010 8:05 AM CST
|Love the waterlilies and pond idea. Could you send those strong looking guys my way? My brother has an old satellite dish in his yard that I think would make a great gazebo roof. He just thinks it's too heavy to move to my yard and lift up.|
Jun 13, 2010 8:18 AM CST
Susan, those strong looking guys are husband and son!
Actually, that thing couldn't be lifted, it weighed ca 700 to 800 kg, so they rolled it on logs/pipes ( the old egyptian way) and lifted it with car jacks.
I like your idea about the dish very much, it would look great!