Lockdown 17/18

….wup!….missed a day….

…my official line of excuse runs – was to attempting to work on stressful holiday project in limited space, in middle of night, whilst endeavouring not to wake up Dee/whole fucking neighbourhood with power tool buzz/loud swearing, then ran out of creative patience so watched shows online instead of blogging….

….we live in tense times…

….I recommend resorting to music….

…wether it be in the green room whilst you’re supposed to be helping with side chores to the stressful holiday project….

…or wether you get inspired by Grace Of Spades on mixcloud….(check her out she has excellent taste in fine soulful tunes)….and feel the need to treat Dee to a birthday set to accompany her morning exercises…live and direct no headphones selecting from the library….(after shifting 300 tonnes of stressful holiday project so you can access the decks)….

….ah…music…the proper pathway to abandoning a stressful holiday project….

…stressful holiday project?….

…what stressful holiday project?….

In The Neighbourhood

IMG_8786 (1)….post war power poles, stucco garages, munted cars, wrought iron gates and wooden villas….

…North East Valley….fuck yeah.

 

…(ooo, look!…you can see Opoho from here…).

The Root Of The Problem Is The Roots

…autumnal colours are aglow in the valley…. IMG_4732   …but leaves aren’t the only thing falling…. …I was staring out the window admiring a deluge of swirling orange, yellow & brown leaves when I noticed traffic backing up outside the shop…. IMG_4759   …one of two “beautification” trees in the ‘hood came down in the same big equinoctial gust that the leaves were enjoying… …I missed getting a shot of it sprawled across the road because a customer (customers!…with their needs & wants…always getting in the way of “art”!) came in as I was rushing out with my camera… IMG_4760   …it would seem that planting trees in confined, concrete edged, tar-seal surrounded flower beds is not great for their root development…   IMG_4761   IMG_4762   …snap!

To Quote Jerzei Balowski

… “Ha!-Coca Cola!… Symbol of free west!”…IMG_3497

 

…somewhere in Egypt … Coke adds Life…

…but doesn’t leave much in the budget for neighbourhood beautification projects.

I Hope He Made It

… out of there in one piece…IMG_0788

 

… you know… the over-the-road-landlord-guy…I never saw him leave the shed after he took those photos the other day…. (see post titled “What The”)…

 

…actually, he’s fine… and great excitement buzzes round the ‘hood as the shops across the way get prepped for their first tenants in more than 7 years!…I’ll miss Howard’s white ware mountain, which he’s going to clean up and turn back into a laundromat (not holding breath, sorry Howard!)… Wont miss the constant comings and goings of people too lazy to walk round the corner to the public toilets…eewww.

…yep… really bored today.