Paint hard at work at dawn
Get your minds out of the gutter. I’m talking about the clouds and the gate I installed today.
The painter was up at dawn working at a furious pace on the well-hung morning clouds and kept it up until after I got to work.
I installed the gate today that I ordered back in August that finally came in last week. The middle photo shows the sprung latch that I had custom-made by an artesian in Canada because I could not find any of the sprung latches in the US of A. They use to be common on garden gates, but there were none to be found. They were probably outlawed for some stupid reason, so we might have a fugitive latch. The gate is well hung if I might say so.
The painter was in a lavender mood tonight as gnarly clouds rolled in at sunset and were well hung hanging over gnarly trees.
74 thoughts on “Well Hung”
I’m glad you captured that glorious sunrise! It was one that produced that pink glow even in my house.
I agree the gate is well hung. 🙂
Thanks, Susan. The dawn glow went on and on this morning. It’s usually pretty much got by the time I get to work. I’m really happy with the gate, It fit perfectly.
You do know how to grab your audience with the proper caption!
Lovely skies and yes, a very well-hung gate 🙂
Thanks, Dale. I feel then need to keep you on your toes.
The sky was beautiful, and you captured it well. I like the gate. It seems to be getting harder to find things these days. I am sometimes surprised by what I can’t find anymore.
Thanks, Lavinia. When I ordered the gate the website said there were 80 available in the warehouse. I think the warehouse was a container ship. It took four months to get one gate and only a week to get 54 light fixtures.
Beautiful morning and evening skies…and yes, well hung, like your gate. 😆
Beautiful skies and a good looking classic gate.
Thanks, Mak & Sher.
Nice work with the gate, the sky, and the title. 😆
Thanks, Michele. I’m happy you approve.
Absolutely stunning pics, Tim. The colors are magnificent. Excellent job on the gate hanging. That was fun.
Thanks, Jeff. I burned up one diamond tipped bit drilling into the concrete. fortunately I had another bit to finish the job. It wasn’t too bad.
Welcome, Tim. Wow, that’s good. I’ve not drilled into concrete in a long time. Remember it well, though.
When I hung fire escape plans at St. John’s College in Santa Fe, the cafeteria had some tile that was almost impossible to drill. I went through 3 bits to get two frames hung. I walked into the science building and it had that same tile up to 5 feet on all the walls. I had 20 frames to hang in that building. I got the 15 pound double-sided sticky tape and taped the frames on the tile. I would have broken the budget buying diamond tipped bits otherwise.
A wonderful gate, perfectly hung, congrats on finally getting it. you’re very handy! I love your brick front, gorgeous N.M. Colors.
Thanks, Holly. A handyman I am.
Absolutely, there’s nothing you can’t do!
There is a lot I can’t do, but I guess those don’t matter a whole lot.
Well no! Let someone else do those things. Supervise and delegate!
The problem is finding people to delegate to and suprevise.
Pull them in off the street. Have donuts.
They eat my donuts and leave.
Very much so.
It’s an epidemic!
So many jokes.. so little time ha – Definitely partial to the purple/yellow/orang3e composites and really like those sky shots. Nice job with the gate – it is a shame there wasn’t someone local that is carrying on that tradition. I hope that gate doesn’t get cold and shrink on you (drum roll please)
Hahahah. Shrink right! Not when it’s so well hung. It’s a sad state of affairs getting locals to do stuff these days. Thanks, Brain.
Congrats on the new gate! Both on the long-awaited arrival and on the installation.
(Yep, reading that title, I thought this was going to be another frozen package post or something. You know your audience.)
Or maybe a Mustang Stallion! Thanks, JYP.
Hahahahaha that is so funny Tim!!! Still laughing at your well hung gates.. 💖🤷♀️🤣
Thanks, Cindy. I’m happy you got a laugh out of it,
I sure did.. 🤣🤣🙏
Glutton or is there another word
Chowing the dawn and the night skies
And those sprung latch gates bring back fond memories
So you don’t have them in SA either? Thanks, abvr.
Hi Timothy, no i wont say we dont have them anymore. They shifted post through the years and no longer serve as a front gate to a private house and are mostly setup in the inner court of the home.
They are not fit for purpose as in safety and security as per the current climate.
That is a very good point. All the latches are made for security these days. For the office, we don’t need a locking gate, it’s mainly to keep kids and dogs (we are a dog friendly office) from getting out of the patio area.
Yes, it’s such a pity, the trade has taken a huge knock. The burglar bars of yesteryear were ornamental too and served its purpose, much like the sprung latch gates. Now it’s high-tech security services.
Times have changed. It always does. One comes to feel it and see it after a while.
All in good stead I pray.
It is a really sad reality.
No it’s life.
It is only sad for those ones who are left out in the cold.
YOur painter was ina fine artistic mood by the looks of these. Amazing skies. And ai like the idea of a fugitive latch.
I like the idea of a fugitive latch, also. The painter went crazy in the morning. Thanks, Shey.
I think the idea of a a fugitive latch is epic actually. And the painter is pretty epic too.
The painter is a really epic number. She’s amazing.
The painter did a very good job and provided the photographer some beautiful scenes to work with.
The new gate looks very good, a fine result after waiting patiently…
Thanks, Herman. The gate turned out well and was a fraction of the price quoted on custom gates.
Awwwww…. dear me…. the painter was in great spirits!!!! Sigh sigh sigh!!!!
That is a very nice fugitive latch!! Good work on the door! No rest for the wicked! 🤣😉
“Wicked we stand, limp we fall!” Or something like that. Don’t tell anyone, but after the poor performance by the painter the night before, I told her she needed to get with it because you needed those colors in these dark days. She got my point. Thanks, Marina.
Awwww…. she really listened!!! Thank you for putting a word for me, you’re so right, I do need it!
Thanks for the SPECTACULAR skies.
You are welcome, Frank! Thanks for dropping by.
Beautiful photos! And a beautiful gate!
The artist is using an advanced form of etch a sketch. Magnificently hung, I’d say.
A sky-o-sketch. Thanks, Susan.
Your color came back, nice!
Spectacular, Tim! I love your thought Sky-o-Sketch.
Thanks, Rebecca. Like the great ectcha sketch in the sky.
Loved those ectcha sketches!!!
The gate, that is a nice one. It’s better than what you can get from wrought ironworks fabrication these days. The spring latch says you did some looking around. Harder to find than one would imagine.
There ware no spring latches to be found in the US. I had this on custom-made in Canada. Like abvr in South Africa mentioned, latches are all security these days. Thanks, David.
What’s worst, is many of the “security” latches don’t provide much security. They’re more like “slow down” latches for those who install them.
I can only aspire to paint as beautifully as the Painter! Good work on the well-hung gate, Tim!
Very inspiring. Thanks, Tiffany.
Ahem! I was thing “Christmas Tree ornaments.
That first shot is spectacular. My and Gi’s trees… I believe.
My & Gi’s & whose tree in the first tile?
Whose tree is in the 3rd tile?
The lavenders – #5 = Marina’s – #6 = Dale’s.
The 3rd tile are trees along Alameda Blvd. That was a drive by. Right on the lavender shots. Thanks, Resa.
thinking … not… thing ing
I got it. I thing a lot myself.
A particularly well hung gate! And that painter did an amazing job … as did the very clever photographer!