Friday, April 1, 2011


A massive tree fell over during a recent storm. We called in the guy with the chain saw.

What a beautiful sight. Many glorious afternoons spent stacking this wood, dreaming, planning. The mindless, repetitive stacking of wood sure beats the mindless, repetitive sewing of seams.

Conversation with brother-in-law after he went up the back to see my piles of wood:

Me: What do you reckon?
Brother-in-law: Looks a bit aesthetic.
M: Aesthetic! What do you mean?
BIL: The way you've stacked it. Come winter it's all just going to be burnt you know.
M: No it's not. You know I've earmarked some pieces.
BIL: To do what with?
M: Dunno. Stuff.
BIL: All going up in flames.
M: No way. I need some of that wood.
BIL: Flames!
M: Nup.

And back and forth it goes like that for some time. He's a dentist, poor thing. How could he possibly understand.


Lindsay Whelan said...

The possibilities make me giddy! Can't wait to see what you do with it.

mizu designs said...

He he he he! You make me laugh!!!!! Nice wood sorting work.

gretchenmist . . . {belinda} said...

this is funny! similar conversations happen here about pieces of cardboard/packaging/containers etc!
the area looks lovely!

Cathy said...

Looks like you could come up with some interesting items from all that wood.