Ailsa’s wood theme this week was a tough one for me…not because I never photograph wood, but because I do it so often. I had hundreds of pictures to sift through because I have a love affair with wood, from tree stumps to shipwrecks to antique furniture to hand-carved architectural details.
Is it still considered wood? Remnants of 200 million year old trees lie scattered around the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona.
Cross section of a 200-year old California cedar in the pencil museum in Keswick, England. A tree this size can make 150,000 pencils!
Detail of a wooden shipwreck washed up on the shore in Nags Head, NC.
Thai carvers recreate intricate battle scenes in wood.
My own wood-carving project–from log to spoon in one day!
Elaborately carved paneling in the 14th century Oak Room of Broughton Castle, Banbury, England.
A collection of wooden handled bread knives…the wear on the handles tells just how much they were used.
These stairs, also in Broughton Castle, are solid and cupped from thousands upon thousands of footfalls.
You can travel over to Ailsa’s blog Where’s My Backpack? to check out some other wood-themed photos.
I want to be a writer, yet Henry David Thoreau's cautionary words echo in my brain: "How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live." Knowing I have promised to blog daily for the coming year, I am committed to living the next 365 days to the fullest by seizing new opportunities, making old routines less mundane, and immersing myself in the details of ordinary situations. Building these habits will be key to convincing myself that I can legitimately sit down to write a future bestseller!