We finally got more rain here. This year we've only had sporadic rain storms unlike the previous two summers. We seem to be going into a more rainy pattern now, I hope it continues for the remainder of the summer. Here's another layers of earth tower about ten inches tall and two inches wide. This one has a central turquoise form as if water were bubbling up from the earth like a spring and flowing down. Or perhaps rain is falling on the earth and replenishing the water table.
I brushed turquoise underglaze as far down as I could on the interior. Not an easy feat with the strip of clay in the center and over the top. I always seem to do those type of things with my clay making. But I seem to go with the flow so to speak and work around the predicaments I find myself in. I know these colors are somewhat traditional Southwestern, but I don't necessarily mean them to be categorized in that way. Perhaps if I used a blue rather than a turquoise, but I do like turquoise. When I look around Florida these same colors occur here in the earth, the sky, and the waters. These are also colors I see at the ocean or the beach.
Today I saw two gopher tortoise in the front yard. I saw the female go into her burrow and then saw this other tortoise go into the same burrow. From what I've read this is an unusual occurrence. I'm so lucky to see these tortoise on a daily basis. The tortoise set the tone for the day in so many ways. Most of the tortoise are about 12 x 10 inches. I haven't actually measured them because I observe them only from a distance so I don't disturb their foraging. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.