Sunday, August 20, 2017

Friday's Hunt v 4.07

Really cutting it close this week - just not having the best of weeks.

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Marc is really coming along with the garage project.  He thinks it will be completed this fall.

The upper vertical pieces of wood are pallet wood, which he has planed and cut to size.  The lower horizontal boards are barn boards from my old collapsed barn at the NS farm.

My most frequently consumed "candy" is a handful of these.  I try not to keep candy in the house since it is too tempting.

I went around the house and yard looking for latches.  There really aren't any.  Instead, I give you some barnacles who are latched onto sandstone.  Barnacles will latch onto many surfaces - boats, rocks, shells, and anything else that gives them a spot where they can feed.  The water snail isn't latched onto the rock like the barnacles - not sure if that one is an actual snail or it may be a snail shell that is inhabited by a hermit crab.  You can see the older barnacles are a sort of yellowish-green colour - probably they have a bit of algae on them - and they are much larger than the younger ones.

Here's another interesting bit of latching - this water snail shell has developed a "hairstyle" of some kind of seaweed which has latched on to the shell and grown a little forest of white.  This snail was still living in the shell so I suppose the seaweed doesn't do it any harm.


Michelle said...

I satisfy my sweet tooth with chocolate chips as well!

porkpal said...

The garage project is impressive. Who knew that pallet wood could be so beautiful?

Margaret Adamson said...

love your candy and you take on the latch shot. Hope you have a great week ahead.

Lin said...

many of the snails in my pond have a nice "hairdo" of algae. And oftentimes, I will find another smaller snail munching on the algae on the back of another snail!

Anonymous said...

That garage looks way too fancy to just be a garage. It will be nice to have it done. I'm a chocolate chip kind of girl too. That candy you shared looks yummy. Very creative for latch! Love that the snail is still living in the shell with wild "hair." Thanks so much for joining Friday's Hunt. I apologize for being so late in visiting.

Patti said...

What a beautiful garage! You may have a hard time getting him in the house. Chocolate chips work in a pinch! Loved your creative latches! That "hair" is really cool.

Gattina said...

Great job ! If you don't need him anymore he can come over, lol !