Adding a 2-legged carport to the Temple at Middle Path
It started out as a convenience but - as usual - evolved.It came to pass that we tired of trekking through clay and mud when bringing home the shopping in the rain. It also came to pass that we upgraded our car to one which was 100mm or so wider than the previous one.
What difference could 100 mm make we thought in a blissful, ignorance-based fashion.
The difference turned out to be a massive change to parking the car - what had previously been a close-attention-demanding adventure now became a nightmare of heart-attack proportions - not a good look for an organic health retreat!
And so it came to pass that we decided to add a carport to the temple despite many nay-sayers declaring that it would ruin the looks and spoil the lines of the building.
I was really reluctant to put in footings for posts due to congestion, buried water and sewage pipes so I chose to hang the inside end of the carport rafters from the temple's rafters.
We now had a ridgy-didge carport with roof and everything a top-shelf carport could want but as the sun sinks in the north during the winter months - the roof wasn't going to provide much shade.
And especially as the sun sank in the west each afternoon we observed the same lack of protection - obviously walls are what is needed but we couldn't come up with a design which fitted in with the surroundings.
A chance remark by Patrick about his wife using a piece of guttering for a hanging garden stimulated a stream of consciousness which culimnated started us to thinking about a food wall and a dream trellis - but they are another story .......