Monday, 27 October 2014

Erosion Bundle Project, the final chapter

If you have been reading this blog for a while, you may remember the Erosion Bundle Project which led to a string of prayer flags in our back yard. You can follow the process from the chubby little bundles hanging in the tree to the prayer flags hanging in the very same tree here.

During these 4+ years, I have been posting updates several times as the bright colours have been softened by the sun and the edges frayed by the wind. I have been strangely attached to them and was planning to keep them there permanently. I thought they were becoming more and more beautiful.
(Those stitches were once black, and the white-ish fabric orange and purple)

When we were packing up the old house, they were still happily dancing in the wind

but one day I noticed that the trees were gone and the flags with them.

My reaction was something like this: What??? What!!!!! Oh Nooooooo. 

I wish I had known so I could have moved them, but there you go. Why watching these frayed and dirty little scraps swaying in the wind gave me any joy at all I don’t know, but they did. 

What I do know is that the chance of there being more raggedy flags swaying in my future is quite high. The trees may not be there anymore, but I’m sure I’ll find a way to dress the new house with some fabulously eroding scraps.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Oh that's too bad. It would have been great to see them again. xox

  2. I always wished the neighborhood would be allowed to take plants that would be lost when the demolition started. I've seen old world roses run over by heavy machinery and then asphalt applied over that. The rose never had a chance.
    You will just have to start your bundles over again. It's the price of a new house. My new digs are costing me two apricots I started from pits, 2 avocadoes from the stones, small plants started years ago that have just started to make blueberries in numbers worth eating....the Japanese Maple we bought for $1.49 that is probably worth $300.00 now. Lots of roses are being left behind - some were birthday gifts from my son... Not to mention big windows on 2 sides of some rooms, etc. Can you tell I'm not that happy about this move? But I will be nearer to my daughter's kids, and hopefully that will be good for all of us. You, too, will have some redeeming reasons for your losses.

  3. I've enjoyed seeing them over the years also.

  4. Oh so sad! I have been following your blog long enough to remember when those went outside.

  5. Oh no! i am so sorry that you didnt have notice so that you could bring your flags along. I love projects that take on a life of their own! Maybe a new and different start in your new home! XX!

  6. They really have gotten more beautiful with the sun fading.:)