Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Week 4

The cubes are showing noticeable signs of wear.  Many of the are still solid, but the corners are getting rounder and rounder.  I was lucky to come at a time when this praying mantis was also visiting, and there is plenty of evidence that squirrels also visit frequently to eat their snacks.  Stay tuned for week 5 coming soon.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Week 3

Well, there are few changes since last week, except all the leaves that fell off the trees! The cubes are completely surrounded and shaded by trees.  I did not think about the affect of this aside from them shielding from the rain a little bit during the first week.  Now, some of the cubes that have fallen apart are almost completely hidden by leaves.  The leaves are really helping the earth disappear! Also, some long, skinny, yellow tree parts have fallen off the tree and are sticking out of some of the cubes.  I'll have to find out what they are, to be more specific.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Week 2

There were many changes this week. It has been raining for a few days and the cubes have lost their square corners.  The rain made a nice pattern on the loose dirt. I found evidence of small animals attempting to climb up on the cubes.  One cube, pictured above, seems to have unfolded and the flat top is still visible after the piece has fallen to the ground.  More has fallen off the large cube, and the shape of the smallest cubes is completely gone.  It seems that the medium cubes are strongest!