7 March 2008

5th March

Those long metal beams are going up now, ready to support the roof. It will take a couple more days until the roof is up. This is slow work because they're so high up and working with such long beams. And they have to get it right!

We had a discussion about garden plans. Victor is pointing to the area where we've decided to excavate to get soil to build up around the house. We'll then have a kind of sunken garden of sorts. You can just make out the mountain in the background. The air is pretty bad right now from burning off rice fields combined with lack of rain or wind.
Looking back towards the house from the same spot...

The smoky air can make for beautiful sunsets...
And our gum tree is getting ready to flower! How lovely!

5 comments:

Jenny said...

The house looks huge.
I like the sound of the sunken garden!

Megs said...

a gum tree! how wonderful! there was a gum tree we'd planted just outside the window of the room in which you were born, at our cambridge house!

Victor and Rachel J-L said...

Yes, the house is rather huge, isn't it? So you can bring your whole family, Jenny!
That Cambridge gum tree was gone last time I went there. Shame. We'll keep ours here - and probably plant some more!

baker st jones said...

if i was going to have a house built i would make it as huge as possible - i love the idea of a big house

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gretta at lothlorien said...

YAY!!!! A roof. I'm so glad you're planning a garden already, and that you already have a gum tree in. They seem to flourish all over the world. You both look great. Much love, MUM- IN- THE- LIBRARY