. . . for cantueso
English translation (from Swiss German) of title: THE LITTLE BOX THAT DIDN’T COME OUT THAT WELL.
I didn’t think it came out that well because it wouldn’t close up all the way. The three or four following attempts yielded the same result. My wife saw it and thought it was “adorable”. The red and gold sparkle paper is what makes it that way. The box is big enough to hold a nice gift, such as a 20 carat diamond.
While on the topic of origami, it’s a pleasure to report the successful folding of the second 12-unit jitterbug model. It was not easy, and I had to consult my folding mentor for help in the final assembly of the 12 modules. As with the first jitterbug, my overamplified tendency to follow symmetry was interfering with proper assembly. I left the completed red, green, and blue jitterbug model on my computer at work and forgot to take a picture of it. Sorry. Here are some other pictures instead.
The ten-foot tall sunflower has opened its blossom.
Looking up at the flower this morning, with the sky in the background.
Today was the final half-day Friday for the summer of 2010. A week from today our early-arrival students will appear on campus, those being pre-season athletes and such. It’s nice to have this gradual populating of the campus before the big crowd of first-years and then giant crowd of returning students a few days later as September begins. Now I need to go outside and check on the things in the gardens.