Sea House Warming Hut: Living Roof Planted

The base plantings for the living roof are complete. Yay me!

I finished it up today, after marching with Pacifica Beach Coalition in the annual Fog Festival, dressed as a bee and playing a kazoo. (Our original plan was to kazoo Flight of the Valkyries, but that proved a bit too ambitious.) For those of you that know me less well, marching in a half-mile parade before hundreds, if not thousands of spectators, in a bee costume, could not be further from what I might typically choose to do. All that brave eye contact and self-in-presence! I celebrate with you, and you with me: we pick up trash on the beach, and our individual and collective efforts matter. Thank you.

Who knows what’s next?

Never say never. Say yes, instead?

12 thoughts on “Sea House Warming Hut: Living Roof Planted

  1. Pepper says:

    The roof looks amazing. Definately YAY for you, I did think this would take months rather than weeks. I’m glad you kept the poppies in there to give it a splash of colour here and there. Sooo, playing a kazoo whilst wearing a bee costume? You sound like my kinda Gal =0) Anything that brings attention to the environment can only be a good thing *high five*

    • Nancy Enge says:

      Haha, Pepper. We need some kind of secret miniaturist hand gesture. Maybe a pinkie touch?
      Using the scatter sped up the process tremendously. And there’s still many, many more poppies to come.

    • Nancy Enge says:

      Thanks and thanks, Keli! The combination of tufts, weedy stems and and clippings makes for the best use of materials, too. And about a quart of glue :)

    • Nancy Enge says:

      Limb! It *totally* happened. We’ll see how media coverage goes. There was also chanting: BEE here now! and BEE the change! I couldn’t go that far; the puns refused my utterance.
      The wings will go to Maddie, but I’m keeping my dual antennae/gold glitter ball headband.

  2. Bennie says:

    Wow! Great job! I like that you left a few flowers for a touch of color. Birds tend to drop seeds here and there so it stands to reason there might be a few flowers on the roof. The parade sounds like it was fun. What is the fog festival?

    • Nancy Enge says:

      Thanks, Bennie! I plan on making many more CA poppies for the roof. They are an abundant perennial here, and freely self-seed. September sees the last of the flowers, so the Warming Hut is now fixed in time, somewhere between chilly February and now :)
      The Fog Fest ( is a local 2-day event, so named for our notoriously abundant foggy weather.

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