CONSTRUCTION! – Marilyn Armstrong

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Construction Related

I really wanted pictures of road construction because it’s everywhere from early spring until well into the fall. But I never seem to have the pictures. I don’t know why. I think it’s the frustration of not being able to travel anywhere.

I wouldn’t mind the construction if it lasted more than half a season, but they do such a miserable job, it barely lasts out one season before they have to do the whole job over again.

Our tax money more or less at work!

Preparing poles is the hardest part of raising a tepee. And, of course, creating a piece of flat ground on which to stand it …
Teepee poles – made of oak and sassafras saplings
Building our “new” deck steps
More tepee construction
Building the new front door

11 thoughts on “CONSTRUCTION! – Marilyn Armstrong”

  1. Louis Agassiz, the Harvard naturalist was once asked what he had done with his summer vacation. I traveled far and wide, he said. How far, he was asked? I got half way across my backyard, he replied. 🙂


    1. The inside of the front door (of the tepee) was a circle with the handprints of everyone in our immediate family. Outside was a copy of a Native design I found in a book on tepee design. Not a great version of it, but not too bad considering I’m not a great artist. The amazing thing is that the design lasted for all nine years of the tepee’s life.

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    1. The tepee was a wonderful place. it was a place of peace, quiet, and I loved it. It lasted nine years through all four seasons. By then, the poles were rotting and there was a lot of mildew and mold on the canvas. Tepees don’t last forever, not even the best of them. So it came down.

      I still miss it.

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