May 19th, 2016

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Row

I was having a bit trouble with this one, not finding a suitable motif... then, during our short holiday last week, I first came upon this creation by some kids playing at the pebble beach of Lake Constance:



Two days later, we visited Mainau Island, and found this, which I found just perfect for the prompt:

Rows and rows of nymphs in the butterfly house! And it's so amazing to see how large the butterflies are in compariso to their nymphs....
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  • ysilme

Tool

Also during at Lake Constance, we visited a smallish Medieval Faire, where a turner demonstrated his craft.


This is his simple, manual turning lathe which worked quite well. The rotator? is propelled by the long branches on the bipod, which are connected to a foot pedal below the lathe. The turner works this whith his foot, and the flexible branches give enough movement to the rope at the far end to create the necessary turning. I didn't pay close enough attention to know if it always turns in one direction or not, though.

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