Now that the teak oil has had it’s way with the finish,  Phoenix is more comfortable revealing her sensitive beak to the world.

 

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I expect there are many who would say that the profile of the wood case on an ancient iron frame ballista should more nearly resemble a plank than some kind of swanky bird.

But  the rectilinearists can keep their ubiquitous straight lines.  All that right angled correctness makes me yawn.  I’ll make-do with a smaller piece of the imaginary pie.  The curvy bit, please!  With a cherry on top! 

 

 

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