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With one week to go to the annual midsummer nights dance, the dance floor is finished. We are hosting this year.

There are a lot of splinters and rough edges that need to be worn down, so wear boots or clogs.

No bare feet or high heels!

All are welcome!

I’m now half way done with the additional ring to the garden dance floor.

I’m making it with recycled lumber from a huge deck that was torn down. I got three truck loads, and have been using it in all my building projects the last few years. Now I’m running out and have had to buy more and more new lumber. I’ve put an ad in the local paper so I hope to get more old wood for this and my next building project.

The veiw from the philosophers chair.

Contemplating the vicissitudes of life.

It probably looks kinda neat from outer space. If anyone is flying into Arlanda Airport from the west (Oslo, Reykjavik, etc) look out to the left. You might see it. It’s about 70 km west of the airport. The flight route is just a bit south so look to the north. I have seen the garden from up there before.

With all the snow, sleet, frost and thaw I haven’t gotten much done outside besides feeding the birds, shoveling snow and a bit of skiing. I did get another section of the dance floor done.

This comes apart easily into two sections. As my supply of junk lumber unfreezes and dries out, I will gradually add five more removable sections, and then with a little bit of trimming it will be ready for the premier dance sometime in the spring.

The center for the first section of the dance floor.

I’ve now started building the dance floor that will go in the middle of the garden in front of the stage we built last summer. Everybody seems to want the summer music festival to become an annual event, and I want to get back into folk dancing, so I’ve been planning a little dance floor for years.

It will be made in sections that can be easily taken apart and moved or stored away. The center section will be in the shape of a hexagon with a ring of trapezoids around. We can make the floor bigger by adding more rings around it later.

It won’t be very accurate carpentry, as usual, but more along the lines of a wooden barn floor – barn dance rather than ballet. Bring your clogs or boots.

My favorite dance is the traditional swedish polska to fiddle music. It’s a kind of laid back drag foot waltz. There are many musicians around here that play that kind of music, so I think we can get a few dance sessions going this summer.