Monday, July 18, 2011

It's Been A Long Hot Summer Without A Drop Of Rain

Work In Progress:

The Greenman for 2011.

Every summer I make a Greenman jug to celebrate the season. It is usually covered in leaves with a cool green glaze. This summer is a bit different. Daily temperatures have been in excess of 100 for 30 straight days without any rain or any sign that it will cool down in the forseeable future. The garden is dying despite my best efforts to shade and protect plants from the relentless sun. This years Greenman is parched and begging for rain. Those clouds over his head don't look promising.
 He is made form clay that I dug on the Red River here in Southern Oklahoma and will fire a reddish brown.

Last Years  Greenman

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