Progress.  It doesn’t look like it, but it is.  I have a little over a week to get the rest of the demo done, clear out on and under the deck and then  check the alignment of all of the deck boards with one another.  I’d like to install everything myself but that ended up being a heated discussion.  Sometimes the better part of valor is to live to fight another day.

On to other things …

Ten jars of strawberry jelly have been cooked and I’m just waiting for them to jell.  There’s grass to mow and some green beans to pick today.  It’s time to catch up after spending most of yesterday goofing off other than doing my PT walks.  August is right around the corner.  That leaves me two months.  Two months.  Where has the year gone?

Art Sunday #184: John Piper – Covehithe Church

Covehithe Church 1983 by John Piper 1903-1992

John Egerton Christmas Piper CH (13 December 1903 – 28 June 1992) was an English painter, printmaker and designer of stained-glass windows and both opera and theatre sets. His work often focused on the British landscape, especially churches and monuments, and included tapestry designs, book jackets, screen-prints, photography, fabrics and ceramics. He was educated at Epsom College and trained at the Richmond School of Art, followed by the Royal College of Art in London. He turned from abstraction early in his career, concentrating on a more naturalistic but distinctive approach, but often worked in several different styles throughout his career. He was an official war artist in World War II and his war-time depictions of bomb damaged churches and landmarks, most notably those of Coventry Cathedral, made Piper a household name and led to his work being acquired by several public collections. Piper collaborated with many others, including the poets John Betjeman and Geoffrey Grigson on the Shell Guides, and with the potter Geoffrey Eastop and the artist Ben Nicholson. In his later years he produced many limited-edition prints.