浮いて

Former support beam, made of redwood, is featured in garden seating re-design

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庭には家の中にあった柱の一つが置いてありましたが、それを座れるベンチにしました。重いレッドウッドの柱が浮いているみたいに見えます。「レッドウッド」は「セコイア」とも呼ばれます。カリフォルニアにたくさんある木で、虫やカビに強いから、建築に使われます。

In the thirteen years that I have taken care of this San Francisco garden, the former support beam from the basement has always been part of the landscape. This visit, I excavated below the beam, so that it’s floating and providing a place to sit and face the kitchen steps. The home was built in 1907, after the big 1906 earthquake.

Found some sun-lit boats in Shiba river, under the elevated freeway

首都高速道路の下に、素敵な船が浮いています。まだ川を使う人たちがいて、うれしかったです。

Just a few hundred meters down river from an ugly stretch of buried Shiba river, I found these beautiful boats shining beneath the freeway. It’s lovely to see these boats and to know that the river is still being used by some people.