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Blog entry by frank posted 07-13-2007 02:45 PM 895 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Written In and By Wood

....and so I capped the ending of last evening with a short walk in the woods, short walking is not like waundering and means I was only gone for about two hours, but then that also includes about an hour of just sitting in silence and hearing what the forest had to say. On the subject of ‘waundering’ let me just add, that all who waunder are not lost, but then some also ‘waunder’ as having slipped the veil….explanation, well maybe in an-other time and space.

I really do love the woods, and it is out in the woods that I most feel at home….where the chatter of life abounds and communicates that all is well. Starting out, I was soon drawn to passing by these newly out sprouts of fruited mouth watering raspberries, just waiting to be plucked as plump treasures…. it any wonder I was delayed in my walk, as I stopped to taste their juicy delights…. in order I stopped and gazed at this place of past, out then came the thought of words that was sent my way, is this the place of the dead or of the living….may we be the dead that are walking around and might not this be where death is cast off, as living spirits of men//women set free…. of the soul are just places such as seen here where the spirit of one can climb out of leathered skin and take to the freedom of the air-ways….fresh air all-ways breathes a calling to a-rise….

....and then also this is a place where I first learned about ‘wood joinery’, why spend time reading books of other’s opinions, when all you will ever need is found in the tree….as written in and by wood….

Thank you.

” freshness of breathing in this my now, was a long time in coming, but then it also was just in the twinkling of my eye of i, as i carried my-self forth upon this cloud of the new day, where the joy of my giving is living as ‘wood art’….”

-- --frank, NH,

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#1 posted 07-13-2007 03:03 PM

heaven surrounds us

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#2 posted 07-13-2007 03:36 PM

You find all kinds of interesting treasures Frank.

Get that tree trunk and use the branches to hold up a glass table top.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#3 posted 07-13-2007 10:19 PM

Frank, your pictures cast a light that even your eloquent writing has a hard time equaling. I saved my 200th posting for something that really touched me and again, you have shown through the mist, like that porch light illuminating the way home. Your perspective on life and the serenity of the woods brings perspective and peace when the hectic corporate world closes in on me. I yearn to walk through the woods with your eyes and ears, hearing what nature has to tell you today. It makes me long for the days of my youth that were well spent wandering the countryside and playing in the leaves, fishing in the streams, climbing the trees and truly enjoying the gifts God gave us as stewards. I look out my window and see the trees across the road and know that it will be hours before I can get outside. I long to be able to stroll through the hills of the Blue Ridge and look down on the river. Just to watch the flow of the water brings a peace that is hard to find anywhere else.
Thank you Frank. You remind me to take the time to get away from the desk and walk in the woods and keep the world in perspective. By the Way…the berries look tasty.

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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