Monthly Archives: January 2013

Abandoned Grave?

I noticed this hole dug in the woods last spring and I investigated it relatively soon after its excavation. Located near Fletcher’s Boathouse, it’s visible from the Capital Crescent Trail. When I first saw it, I thought “pot hunters” had … Continue reading

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The True Meaning of Christmas

With the end of the “holiday season” go its sacraments. It mystifies me why Chrismas trees are discarded as garbage. Even if you’re confined to a small area, cut the limbs into small pieces and burn ’em! – behold the … Continue reading

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Any Uses for Road Salt?

With so much road salt still clumped on surrounding roads, I collected a greenish pile and used it in a raku firing. The outcome suggests there was no reaction of the green salt with the pottery. Beyond perhaps the beneficial … Continue reading

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Deicing in Northwest DC

We all now a lot of the citizenry here in NW DC gets enormously irritated when snowstorms interrupt their access to the roads. Politicians have taken heed and when snow threatens, the deployment of plows and deicing operations kick into … Continue reading

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UFO Landing Pad

In the front yard.

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Lion’s Mane Mushroom

I harvested a beautiful Lion’s Mane mushroom recently in the nearby woods. Also known as Bearded Tooth Mushroom, Hedgehog Mushroom, Satyr’s Beard, Bearded Hedgehog Mushroom, pom pom mushroom, or Bearded Tooth Fungus, it boasts both gastronomical and medicinal benefits. Before … Continue reading

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Clay from Fort Washington, MD

Below is a mold holding clay from Fort Washington, MD. Lined with sawdust, the metal vase is suspended upside down. The idea being that when the clay dries sufficiently, the casted clay will gently fall to the deck as one … Continue reading

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Artist Behind the Glass Forest

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Vandalism Strikes the Glass Forest

Sometime over the past week, marauding kids demolished most of the sculptures that hung in the woods next to Palisades Park. Dubbed the “Glass Forest”, its creator lives nearby and has been laid out with illness for a week. Glass … Continue reading

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Water Aqueduct Survey Stone, continued

A little heave-ho reveals the stone’s identity. Marked with a 61 on its side, and a “W.A.” on the side opposite the engraved date, it appears to be a a “W”ater “A”queduct survey stone.

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