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Blog entry by scottb posted 2545 days ago 617 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The king is dead.

A few weeks back, while we sure had some fierce gusts of wind, which caused my chess trellis to tip over.

And while the (wood only) joinery of my trellis survived the impact with the ground (rocks and/or pottery) the wood itself did not. I found everything still together, save for the King himself. I originally intended to reattach it, but had the quick inspiration… a little poetic je ne sais quoi… some sort of “art (or hidden meaning) is in the eye of the beholder”..., so I just lowered the now hardened periwinkle vine holding the top together, which had held the top together beautifully (thereby further distancing the queen from the bishop) and laid the king on the rungs below.

Weeks later everything is still holding together nicely. Keeping in the spirit of the contest that inspired this, I may beef up the joinery, and/or make some “twine” out of oak (a la basket weaving) to give this more of a fighting chance at surviving the winter (if it seems to need it).

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/



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RobS

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#1 posted 2545 days ago

As they say in Australia.. Check, mate! Nice save …

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#2 posted 2545 days ago

Mother Nature playing her own game … perhaps it was checkmate!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#3 posted 2545 days ago

check, mate. That’s funny!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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