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Blog entry by frank posted 05-02-2007 02:03 PM 895 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Gathering Wood Cognition
....so I came to waundering forth into the breaking of a new dawn, where sunlights of dew laden drops made glad the heart felt of earthen warmth, till in my journey i breathed the golden ether of flowers starting to weather, and in this passing of time i was thank-full to start the day….

....and as the day came close to ending dusk, i shed my tools of schedule to go and play where childhood enables, since in this walk of streams gone free of snow melt dribble, i came to know that forest of woods are golden delights….

And so I started my day of Tuesday morning, with a walk around the house to see the images of life as new growth that is coming forth. At times like these, one can hear the euphonious sound of the earth splitting to allow those creations that have lain dormant, to now come forth with shouts of praise. The buds are already starting to form on the fruit trees and I also noticed buds on the blueberry bushes….and heaven has in-deed kissed the earth of aureate with a passion of zest….

....if you listen with your eyes, one can smell the sounds of spring….

....yellow is the color of awe inspired imagination let loose upon the landscape of desire….

....while in the gardens of the rocks, I spied some purple mixing with green….

....and then there’s ‘wood art’ for eyes to partake….

....while in the passing I was sure to leave some heart-full thanks….

And then at ending day, when through the course of sun lit paths, I said it’s time to go again....

....so walking out into those woods, I thought to gather some some images of where the silky streams of water are but the twisting of woodlands gone free….

....while following the stream, I watched the woods….

....and in this place I came upon a fallen comrade, one of the ancients of ages past….

....so coming here, is climbing higher past rocks of age and youngsters of trees….

....while in my waundering I soon gave way to coming dark….

Walking the forest of trees that surround me has been the place where the wisdom of wood is found. Much that I have learned of wood joinery comes from exploring and sitting in silence with the trees, as they show me and reveal how they are joined. How can one start to understand wood, which is a ‘living cellular being’ until one has spent time in the surrounding landscape of these ancient ones. I have studied books and learned by rote, but never did I come to an understanding, till I sat with wood.

Thank you.
GODSPEED,
Frank
RusticWoodArt

rusticwoodman@gmail.com
www.frank.wordpress.com

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



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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 05-02-2007 03:33 PM

((listening in silence….. )

thank you.

I have to share a story with you: Rick is helping renovate a furniture finishing shop and sometimes he is sent to town to be the presence at their showroom. The other day a gentleman came in and during their chat he said that he had to cut down three (something-or-other) oak trees that his father or grandfather had planted and he wanted to build something nice out of the wood but he didn’t know what to build.
Rick’s response: “Well, sometimes you just have to let the wood sit there until it tells you what it is to be.” The gentleman reflected on that for a moment and then said, “You know, you are right. It will tell me.”

The wisdom of the lumberjocks enlightens yet another soul.

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

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frank

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#2 posted 05-03-2007 02:28 AM

Hi Debbie;
—-thank you!
If a soul can reach out and in their spirit touch an-other, then true oneness is completed.

The wood will speak if one has the time….but it’s the time factor that takes it’s toll on so many. Ha!....I like what Rick said; “sometimes you just have to let the wood sit there until....” and if the wood has the design, then the wood is also holding the plans.

GODSPEED,
Frank

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

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pierre

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#3 posted 05-03-2007 04:56 AM

Frank,

love your pictures. What a beautiful forest. Nice reading too….are you a poet ?

good evening

pierre

Debbie, took a look at your site….you too have some very nice pictures.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#4 posted 05-03-2007 05:33 AM

Thaks Frank,
I have to tell you about a Red Pine Log I had kept from a tree by our cabin. I let it set to long, & those wood borer grubs, or whatever they’re called, ate the whole thing. LOL, not!

-- -** 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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frank

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#5 posted 05-03-2007 11:26 AM

Hello Pierre;
—-and thank you for stopping by and for your gracious words!
As far as to being a poet goes, well….? I do not hold much to labels as these are only words that seek to hold us in a box and in the end they will constrict the life of ones spirit. What I write is the coming forth of each and every new day and is as rivers of living water coming forth and having no ending….

GODSPEED,
Frank

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

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frank

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#6 posted 05-03-2007 11:55 AM

Hi Dick;
—-yes I also know about wood rot and ’not’....Ha!

Usually when sitting them out for extended periods, especially with soft wood, I have found that two to three years is the max in my area. Then it’s time to bring them inside the barn or start working on a plan to keep the wood airy and dry. That’s what happens when one has a barn my size, storage space in the cellar and then there’s the first floor of the barn. If I’m going to leave them out for extended periods of time, I will also cover the wood with black plastic. I have timbers of soft and hard wood that have been sitting outside for three to plus years now, all covered with black plastic, and the wood is still sitting and in good shape, just waiting to be re-sawn or used in a new project

As I finish the second and third floor of the barn this summer, much of the stacked lumber in the cellar and first floor will be moving on up to those second and third floors. What this equates to, is more space down to store more logs and trunks, and so it truly is a ‘never ending’ story….

What I am now thinking on is the ‘how’ of getting that wood up there, and then there’s the knowing of all the grunt work involved….ah yes, life is in-deed very good.

GODSPEED,
Frank

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

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#7 posted 05-03-2007 12:19 PM

thanks Pierre :)

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

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