Drifting in from the River Elbe and going swimming tomorrow in the Aegean Sea...received from Erni :-0

From Off Scene Akademie Hamburg...the Haptic Werewolf and Herr Haptic Erni sent this DRIFTWOOD!

It was found in Wisch (Make-a-Wish:-) on the sandy banks of the river Elbe in Germany.

from Herr Haptic Erni...and it measures 75cm in length  (30 inches long!!!)

...and it is BEAUTIFUL! It has been smoothed...by the river currents, or sanded smooth? And it is varnished, or oiled on one side...or is it the natural state of the wood after its long journey down the River Elbe? It sits quietly and elegantly over my watercolored blossoming almond trees, waiting for tomorrow, May 7.

Now, it came carefully wrapped, in mail art glory...and gained smiles from ALL the postal clerks at the post office this am. But one did comment:" Oh, THAT package...it's the one that didn't fit on any shelf!" (If it weighed a bit more, I am sure they would have suspected a rifle?)

The exterior package had such innocent gals depicted, that it just brought smiles to all.

(It is 80 cm tall, leaning on my desk chair)....and the reverse side:

Yep, yep, yep, three Haptic Werewolves informing us to follow instructions inside:


And tomorrow, May 7th, we will have Sand Book Day around the world, and especially in Argentina. And I shall be at the seaside shack in Halkidiki, and place this driftwood in the Aegean Sea...more photos to come tomorrow ;-)  What will happen?...it will float....out to sea? across the Mediterranean? to the Atlantic? up the Gulf Stream passing Ireland and rounding the bend to the North Sea? To Hamburg? back to the River Elbe?  We shall sea what we shall sea.

Thank you muchly, muchly, Erni!

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Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 7, 2011 at 5:44pm

Writing stayed on, must have been a "Permanent " marker? But the back side turned  wonderful

red-tone in the grain!

on the wall of the seaside shack, after swim in sea...just fine!

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 7, 2011 at 4:18pm

Now together in the seaside shack. Later a more appropriate display will be made.

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 7, 2011 at 4:16pm

Edgar and Elbie together...sea water made the driftwood turn beautiful RED tones!

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 7, 2011 at 4:14pm

Elbie floating in the sea

and "crashing waves" overcoming Elbie!

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 7, 2011 at 4:12pm

Driftwood in-the-sea...but didn't get far, wind, wave and currents sent it back to mama!

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 7, 2011 at 8:18am
The sands of the Elbe must have "sanded" it smooth...real natural Sandpo! Will you be able to get to the beach today? I am heading out to Halkidiki and the Aegean Sea in about 30 minutes...beautiful day for Sand Book!
Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 7, 2011 at 8:12am
Kalimera Erni ;-) Tell me, did you sand and mat varnish the one side of the driftwood/ Or is that beautiful "feel" from Mother Nature?



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