Sunday, May 25, 2008

The thing

Judy asked what the thing was that she could see in this photo I posted last week. It appeared to be something growing beyond the patio. It's an optical illusion. It is actually something hanging just outside the window. Here's a better view of it.

It's a string of some kind of nuts or seed pods that make a wonderful hollow, "konk, konk" noise when you rattle them together. We brought it back from Mexico last year. Here's a closer look at the nuts, or whatever they are. (They seem to be completely hollow—nothing rattling around inside)

The sound is nice and I like the way they look and feel.

Ray is a drummer and loves all things percussive. He has a really great collection of percussion instruments from all over the place, (remember this find?) so this was something he just had to have. Here's a picture taken in Mexico. I think this is actually the shop in Tepozlan, where we got "the thing." That's Ray checking out the sound of that drum.

1 comment:

  1. I just love your nutty wind chimes, and I can imagine how they sound! Thank you for the clearer picture.