"---more thoughts on, Wood Cognition" --by RusticWoodArt

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Blog entry by frank posted 05-03-2007 01:50 PM 893 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

—-more thoughts on, Wood Cognition

....and in this walking out the lay of land, I sat a while and took some thought, this tea of wood is quite the drink, all filled with herbs of heady moss….

—-till in the sitting i soon was shown, that much we pass is soon not seen, and then i knew the why of wisdom hid, since each must learn out of cisterns they have filled….

I was sitting here looking into this spot of wood space, while thinking of the coming days ahead….and then before my eyes a picture of many goings on appeared. Busy is the landscape writing, within the landscape of woodscape, and so I was called back to the moment, to see within as what is here for my learning.

I have found that the wisdom of wood is ever seeking to show and teach me more….

....and so I sat and let my imagination run free, till in my spirit I heard the wood and then I looked within the image before my eyes to see the many images all-ready there….

....and then this tree stood up and said; “if one should want the wisdom of bending then come and learn from me”....

....and an-other came and stepped before my sight; “if you should want to know of compression failures of brashness, then come with me and I shall teach you of compression failure parallel to the grain”....

....and then my eyes were filled with a sight of hidden ‘wood art’, since right behind this fallen ancient one of ages past, appeared these legs of rooted birch….

When I go to read a book on wood, I go to the authors of the source and learn from them about their kind….I read wood!

Thank you.

-- --frank, NH,

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#1 posted 05-03-2007 01:57 PM

looks like it is a very good “read” :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#2 posted 05-03-2007 02:40 PM

Interesting read Frank, sure sounds to me like spring has you firmly in it’s maw. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#3 posted 05-03-2007 04:29 PM

Always nice to see someone stop and smell the flowers, so to speak. And do a bit of refection on the things all around us that we can learn from everyday.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#4 posted 05-03-2007 05:03 PM

I always enjoy your blogs Frank. Nothing soothes the spirit more than finding a quiet spot in the woods. I sometimes find myself so wrapped up that all sense of time ceases. I’ll head into my woods to look for a particularly shaped branch for a project. A 1/2 hour later I suddenly find myself on hands and knees examining the micro world of mosses and lichens on an old stump, my mission forgotten. ....or it could just be that I have A.D.D…:)

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#5 posted 05-03-2007 05:51 PM

Thank you Frank,
Looking at your pictures made me think of my wife’s castles on our property. We have 1.65 acres. Many years ago the Lumber barons clear cut almost all of Northern MN. After cutting, they burned the rest.
So all we have left of the past, are these, Castles in the Woods.

They managed to survive the fires.

She loves to take pictures of them.

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

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#6 posted 05-04-2007 02:44 AM

Hello every-one of you!

—-Debbie; your words are all-ways great!

—-Mike; yes I’m very much caught up in this thing called spring….still watching the weather for my first of the season kayak run….!

—-Chip; thanks for those words….stop and smell, and then I had to get up and get on about doing some work….!

—-Bob; now you sound like someone I know, and I hear you about finding ones self on hand and knees and looking into the micro world. I especially like to find old stumps also and the other day I noticed some British soldiers (Cladonia cristatella) lichen!

—-Dick; I really like that and thanks for sharing the picture story. Also tell your wife thanks and she’s got a very good eye of imagination!

Thank you.

-- --frank, NH,

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