"The Language of Wood" by RusticWoodArt

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Blog entry by frank posted 03-05-2008 02:23 PM 788 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The Language of Wood

....and so i step out of my walled in universe,
to view the collective aspirations of the many other’s,
who after working throughout the long hours of night,
are also standing ready to greet the powers of coming dawn….

—-what is this sound within the confines of my head,
that causes me to gather at the sound of a mornings landscape,
to view the coming revelations of many hand tooled creations,
along this forest of well endowed tree formations….

—-i remain lost just in my now,
as all those visual imprints of the previous evening,
have gathered dust on the downside of hand hewn purlins,
and new requests for images are even now knocking on my door….

....oh well what better place to be then here inside my head,
while viewing the new day creations of artistic creations,
which soon shall see the light of day in creative ‘wood art’,
but then who knows this better then the wood i surround my-self with


And so I thought I would post a short weather waundering walkabout of what greets my eye as I step outside of my workshop and head down for the house…. your step now, as this part off the journey can be at times quite slippery and, yes walls and walls of snow….or is that banks of snow….

....stopping between the barn and house, I dream of how it should not//cannot be long before this battle scared white water canoe is once again set free….hmmm, if any-one is wondering, the canoe is sitting on sawhorses about four feet up….

....ah yes looking up, there is another picture of the cabin and work going on over there…. we near the back door leading into the connected garage and wood shed, I take one more look at working beauty with wood….

....well we might as well step out front and see some more, so it’s to the mountains I behold and dream….

....bringing all back into proper size and viewing….one really does have to love this part of the season that speaks of snow….

....and yes, a good friend is hard to come by, but is well worth the effort of love, that involves learning from each other as we speak the language of wood….

Enjoy and rejoice in your day,....and,

Thank you.

” smart, work safe, and live, to work the wood….”

-- --frank, NH,

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#1 posted 03-05-2008 02:58 PM

Very nice Frank!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 03-05-2008 03:13 PM


Once again thanks for the post and allowing us to share a small part of your world. Too often we get caught up in the daily rush to meet perceived obligations to job, family, friends etc. and forget that each day is a treasured gift for which to be grateful. One that could be spent enjoying Nature’s bounty that God presents to us without obligation or demand for recompense.

By the way I enjoy sharing the winter aspect of your world- vicariously, of course. The serenity of an unbroken snowfall is absolutely gorgeous but rapture is quickly replaced by reality when the snow shovel comes out.

Beautiful plane as well.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 03-06-2008 05:39 AM

Well.. that last picture is kinda…plane.. (sorry it’s bad I know, just could knot pass it up).

And boy, you know it must be a record breaking winter when even the martin house might need it’s roof cleared before the next snow.

Next snow! Hold your tounge, Rob! LOL.. I just hope it doesn’t get too warm all at once, or you may need to go into town with that canoe, which is still at home in a different white water ..of sorts…

Thanks for the pictures and the language lesson.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#4 posted 03-07-2008 01:18 PM

Hello to all;

—-hi Dick; ....thanks, and I guess you still have this white stuff hanging on in your ‘neck of the woods’....

—-greetings Scott; ....yes, each day is and can be a treasured gift, but then I even bring that ‘treasure of a gift closer….by seeing the treasure in each moment as I appreciate the all that ‘just is’....! And I do like what you have to say concerning no-obligation and no-demands for recompense….and when one learns this, that one can then start to live in Nature’s bounty. I could elaborate much on ‘spending time enjoying nature’s bounty’ and ‘living in nature’s bounty, but will hold off for….now. I throughly enjoy your comments and look for more….

—-hello Rob; ....your in-seeing into the lessons of language is a delight that never ceases to amaze me and keeps me from being vertically bored//board and batten siding on the landscape of my horizon.

Thank you.

-- --frank, NH,

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