After a wicked hot May, we’ve had a few perfect days this June. I took the opportunity to fire up the Raku kiln and finish off some pottery that’s been waiting far too long!
the Raku kiln is sitting on top of some soft brick to protect the grass
Assisted by my faithful puppy Kato we settled in for an afternoon in the shade.
Since it’s early June there is lots of birdie action to watch. I got pics of a Redbelly woodpecker and a Downy Woodpecker hitting the suet cake. Judging by the wad of suet they were carrying away I’d say they were feeding babies.
There was a pair of Bluebirds checking out one of my ceramic houses.
And this little ceramic owl seems a bit nervous about jumping into the fire!
some finished Raku ware
The owls have arrived in a variety of sizes and colors.
who’s on first?
Still working on a poem, these things take their own time.
who are you?
They are a HOOT to make so more will hatch…………
Here’s the poem!!
poems are included with each owl printed on bright card stock and tucked inside.
Who sits silently in the trees
Who takes flight on the midnight breeze
Scourge of rodents near and far
Sage of the woods Who sees all
Who’ll keep watch all through the night
Counting stars while you sleep tight