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Crosscut Saws

There is a small museum of old – some really old – tools at the Villa Carolotta Botanical Garden in Tremezzo on Lake Como (see Palms and Plane-trees). Love the display of the two crosscut saws. Leaving for Myanmar, thinking of Italy. The post-modern condition? Hope the election on Sunday goes well.  


Palms and Plane-trees

Image from the Villa Carlotta Botanical Garden in Tremezzo on Lake Como. Pretty easy to grow the plane-trees (Platanus orientalis L.) in northern Italy, I guess, but the palms? And they were all healthy and happy – and drip irrigated. Amazing feat of horticultural prowess. What a beautiful garden.