A giant teapot-shaped sculpture in the air in Zunyi City, northern China.
This photo shows the three-ton, four-metre high teapot pouring water out into a pool.
According to reports, there is a steel pipe, 50cm in diameter, inside the water column that supports the teapot. A pump was installed in the pool, that can pump the water up into the teapot continuously.
Hello lovely ladies,
It's T-time again! Let's visit Elizabeth and Bluebeard (and Squiggles too) who host ,the by now famous, T-Party. Please join us with a blog post that has a drink, or drink reference in it.
Let me start with my post card. It comes from the USA and it features this fine fella. He is a young male bullfrog, painted in watercolor by a Swiss gentleman named Karl Bodmer (1809-1893) in 1832. You can find the original in the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha.Karl Bodmin sailed to the US with the German Prins Maximilian and they traveled around from 1832-1834 documenting everything they saw. One winter was spent in Fort Clark in North Dakota, where the Mandan Indians lived.
What else can I tell you. Well, we went to the local garden centre last week. I needed a few more plants for my patio. I ended up with a trolley full of stuff (as you do):
I surprised myself by buying a beautiful cactus. That 'thing' with the hanging fronds.
Here it is hanging on my wall. It's called a Selenicereus Validus. It needs an arid and hot climate. So perfect for here.
Every Monday and Friday I spend time with my friend walking. Sometimes we stop to have a freshly squeezed orange juice. Not every bar does it, as not every bar has the appropriate machine to do it, but our local Bar Navarro makes lovely orange juice.
I have been making a lot of cards this week as we have lots of birthdays and anniversaries in the family this month. My son, and my twin stepchildren were all born on the same day in August, one daughter-in-law and one son-in-law have their birthdays too.
Hubby and I will celebrate our 28th wedding anniversary this weekend. We have booked a fish and chips supper at a bar in Baza. They do this once a month, and it is strictly bookings only. That is better than having to drive all the way to the coast for some fish and chips (the English way). I'm greatly looking forward to this date night with hubby. Photos next week.
I digress... I wanted to tell you about the cards I made. Of course I can't show you them as the recipients might read this. But I have made one thank you card for a Spanish lady, who will not read my blog:
Sorry for the bad lighting. I wanted to scan it but the scanner wants me to re-boot my computer. Well, I'm not going to do that. Much quicker to take a photo. The elements are fussy cut and layered. The word 'gracias' is a stamp.
It's nearly midnight and I am pouring myself a drink. It's called Pastis (French). I pour a small measure on top of some ice cubes and then fill the glass with fizzy water. The drink will then change colour and become cloudy. It tastes of anis. Cheers!
I think I'll leave it at that.
Wishing you all a very happy T-Day,