|Forum topic by Lee Barker||posted 05-07-2012 05:16 PM||935 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
05-07-2012 05:16 PM
My friend Mark is a retired smokejumper who has a fascination with all things trees.
Here in Central Oregon, the high desert landscape is dominated by junipers. Mark has made some interesting discoveries and asked some as yet unanswered questions about what he has found in his pursuit of these coniferous senior citizens in the Redmond area.
The first image is from a branch.
The second image is from the trunk of a tree that was removed for airport expansion several years ago. This was about 20 miles from the branch above.
We woodworkers often look at the wood for the characteristics it displays to us, not really thinking about the element of time that went into its creation.
The numbers, reading left to right: 1910 1850 1810 1760 1710
Top to bottom, Napoleon 1700 Jamestown 1500 Columbus Joan of Arc 1300 Marco Polo
-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"