Garden photos

Here are a few pics taken this past weekend. Maybe it’s just me, but it seems our perennials are developing earlier and earlier. With a longer growing season we need more mid and late summer interest. (Like we have the room.)

Money Plants
We’re in the money! Self sown Money Plants (Lunaria annua) in full bloom.

Bed work
Vegetable and herb beds being prepped; soon to filled with tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, salad greens et al.

Specie azalea's
Our single species Azalea in all their glory. No need for mulch under the Holly.

Ferns rising
Happy ferns coming up through the ivy.

H-15 and A-Cat mast progress

at Beatons.

The H-15 has its new transom in place and floors are growing on the new keel. While construction continues, deconstruction proceeds apace. The sheer strake and some of the bilge strakes have been removed in anticipation of bending in hot new frames.

Transom
Steady progress. The removed planks can be seen standing in the background.

Floor frames
New floor frames being fitted. Note the missing planks and frames.

Transom bits
Transom framing bits.

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The new A-Cat mast has been put together for a trial fit and also to work out gluing up eight fifty foot staves. It’s a new way of doing masts at Beatons. They will still end up with a light, stiff mast, ready to power a new Bay champion.

New method!
Tom Beaton with a change in the mast building procedures. Change at Beatons!

Sample mast section
Sample mast section laid up to work out how the staves will be glued and laid up on the mast bench. Note the mahogany form and hose clamps. Stressful gluing job.