Someone asked me for a close up photo on the beautiful flowerbed that Britt-Marie has created outside the chapel. Here it comes:
You can see that the frost-nights that we have had already has changed the hue of the leaves of several plants, but it is still very beautiful. And Jet, this is only the beginning… next year we expect it to be much more colorful with all the different plants blooming and more established, expanded and “filling” in the bed.
We are continuing with preparations to finally – soon – mount the “crown” of the building: the beautiful little lantern that Jonny has created for the chapel as a wonderful gift. Jonny is by profession a window carpenter.
After conversations with the tin-smith we had to create some sloping surfaces so that the snow and rain will not stay on the roof, that would be a huge risk. So, lately my husband “Lärkan” together with Bertil – a friend that that we have hired lately to help us finish several building-tasks before the winter – have worked with the “foundation” of the lantern.
Here You see what they are doing:
They are creating a tiny “slope” so that the rain and snow will not stay but continue to pour down the roof. When the lantern has been placed up there, this tiny slope will get some tin windowsills.
And today I got a nice mail from Eric who is preparing to build on top of the hat of the lantern, to create a small onion shaped dome.
It is far from designed yet, he is only “bulking up” the volume. But You can already see it coming! It will become a tiny dome!
Oh, how many nice efforts that has contributed to what is little by little turning into the beauty of the tiny blessed chapel of St. Joseph up here in the wilderness.