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Blog entry by Don posted 02-19-2007 02:22 AM 1002 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For the past week, the average daytime temperature has been somewhere between 95 and 105 degrees. Unfortunately, the forecast for the week ahead shows more of this weather is in store. I find this just too hot for working – after all, I’m retired, so there is no need to work unless I want to.

So I decided to re-organize my digital photographs. The only effort that requires is typing on a keyboard in my air-conditioned office.

I have exhausted my photographic records of my woodworking projects, so I won’t be posting any more until I’ve completed more work. But when sorting through my photographs, I came across some pictures of wood-art done by the First Nation artists of the Canadian Pacific Northwest. I am posting these without comment.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/



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oscorner

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#1 posted 02-19-2007 02:41 AM

Alright, all you that carve now have something new to try. Don, at those temperatures you could amost bend wood! Time to put a little airconditioning in the shop!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#2 posted 02-19-2007 03:54 AM

How do you get anything done? If it’s that hot in February, then how do you accomplish anything in the summer months?

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#3 posted 02-19-2007 04:00 AM

Good one, Obi!

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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Obi

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#4 posted 02-19-2007 05:43 AM

I almost called you a cry baby, but that’s mild … as soon as the temperature gets that hot here, I lay in front of the A/C most of the afternoon… wimpering.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#5 posted 02-19-2007 07:06 AM

Obi,
Don’t you know, those people are not only upside down. They also have their seasons the opposite of us Yanks.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#6 posted 02-19-2007 09:52 AM

DOnt worry Don, you’re winter months are fast approaching…soon it will be fall, enjoy your hot summer…I cant wait until we get ours. Nice pictures, looks awfully familair…oh ya, cause I live in the Pacific North West ;)

-- Cheers

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#7 posted 02-19-2007 11:38 AM

Hi

What Don did not mention is that we are experiencing a once in 100 year, or even a once in a 1,000 year drought, and in addition to the heat we’ve got 30% of our water reserves, bush fires, dust storms, unemployed farmers, nurserymen, lawn mower repairs and associated industries etc. and numerous political promises in NSW because of a state election – but booming national economy because of the mineral exports

It will be interesting to look at our growth rings (including our trees) in a few years time!

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#8 posted 02-19-2007 01:49 PM

Hi Don;
—-sorry to be the misfit around here, but could you bag some of that heat and send it my way!

Porch reading for this morning is hanging around ‘0’ and thats not counting wind chill of real feel at -13….I think my barns going to be cold today, maybe I’ll work outside since I also need to bring a new supply of fire wood into the shed area!

GODSPEED,
Frank

-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/

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Don

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#9 posted 02-19-2007 01:53 PM

Hey, Frank. I’ll trade you some heat if you can send us some of that snow melt. LOL!

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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#10 posted 02-19-2007 02:35 PM

-20 C here, this morning… brrrrr. Supposed to go up to 0 sometime this week (prediction was “yesterday”) .. still waiting.

Shawn – how close to my son, are you? He’s in Port Moody. (See? I haven’t forgotten your desire to befriend him) :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#11 posted 02-19-2007 10:25 PM

He’s within 30 minutes drive, Debbie. Haven’t you been to the Shangri-La of Canada? LOL

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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#12 posted 02-20-2007 02:47 AM

haven’t gone west. For me, he disappeared into the unknown.

And so, when I go visit my son, Shawn won’t be far away?? Hmmm ;)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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