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I am married to Spiderbaby and live in Banbury, Oxfordshire after eight years living in the USA and Sweden. I am working and training as a clinical scientist for the NHS in Oxford.

There are now over ten years of photographs on my blog! It all started with a photograph I took on the 1st of May 2004... It's been a wonderful journey, thank you all who have shared it with me, and made this blogging community one I keep coming back to!

Interesting things I read recently:

"Only one in five people born [in the UK] since 1975 believes in God".
Source: Prof David Voas, University of Essex

"For every dollar invested in the Human Genome project, $141 was returned to the US economy". Francis Collins, NIH
Source: New Scientist 27 July 2013.

I am Pavlovs_dog on PSN and would be happy to link up with Playstation-owning mobloggers : )

Too Much Information: The first album I ever bought was the Fraggle Rock soundtrack. Pretty cool, eh? I was only 16 : )

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Top: At what point does it become meta-graffiti?

Bottom: The coin-operated tree
16th Apr 2007, 13:38   | tags:,,,,,

paintist says:

oooo I really like these pics a lot....must go to Belvoir sometime....

16th Apr 2007, 13:42

factotum says:

I guess the idea is that over the years the tree will grow around the coins, obscuring the slit. These look like they were put in quite recently...

16th Apr 2007, 13:58

swamprose says:

I like these. Is it hard concrete that is carved? Were the coins put in a natural opening of the tree?

16th Apr 2007, 14:03

OJ says:

I like these too. So, someone hopes that one day the tree will be cut open for dating and there'll be coins in it?

16th Apr 2007, 14:04

crickson says:

The words are carved into a wooden table. It has so much in so many languages that it looks like it's covered in magical runes!

As for the tree branch, the coins are placed in lines to form long cracks in the wood.

16th Apr 2007, 14:06

paintist says:

maybe it will protect the tree...hard to saw down with all that metal mucking up the blade....

16th Apr 2007, 14:35

i thought copper killed trees - you hammer copper nails into a stump to kill it.

16th Apr 2007, 15:30

chocolate says:

strange but nice =)

16th Apr 2007, 16:32

MaggieD says:

strange, indeed, but they do make for some great pics ....

16th Apr 2007, 18:10

crickson says:

Thanks for the HL : )

16th Apr 2007, 21:29