On June 14, the dragon died. His final resting place? The trash can outside of the origami tent. He put up a good battle but the wind got the better of him in the end.
By the time this piece was put into the trash, he had suffered the droppings of birds, the hatching of some pretty scary looking insects and the buffeting of high winds.
On a brighter note, we have all been working on assembling a field of flowers. The field isn't very big because we weed out the ruined flowers every day and replace them with fresh flowers. I would say that the flowers last about three days before they fall apart. We made these from wall paper samples. Over the course of a day, we may make one large-scale origami piece. The rest of the time, we show people how to make frogs or work on smaller pieces like these.
The flight of cranes has extended quite a bit. Sometimes, a bird goes missing. Unfortunately, we had a limited quantity of 52" paper. So the flock is constantly changing. At this point, we have installed several pairs, made from 32" paper. I love walking through this area. The wind makes the birds swing back and forth. There is this really great movement to the pieces. I think it would be a more effective installation if the birds were all one color and one size. Like red. These would look great in red paper.