Thursday, April 10, 2008

Knots on wood

A fine long, knotty log sat to the north of the house when we moved in, a good 20+ years ago. Over the years, the log has given way to weathering. But the knots are made of sterner stuff and they abide. Don't they look like local topo maps, though?

This is one of several huge, venerable, gnarled trees over on McCormick Street near Goodwin. I find myself wondering what the wood will look like once these old guys give up or are cut down. Knottier than my garden remains, I'll bet.

In the meantime, there's a modern use for that hole in the trunk -- as a casual drop box for the day's junk mail.

10 comments:

Catalyst said...

Granny J - You have a wonderful eye for the amazing in the common.

Warren said...

very nice pics! they remind me of water flowing around rocks in a stream with eddys & currents

GrannyJ said...

Cat-A -- as a widder-lady who doesn't drive, I don't often get out to see the Grand Scenes. So as my world has become circumscribed, I've had to look more and more closely at everyday things. It's fun.

warren -- it's like seeing shapes in the clouds, isn't it?

Anonymous said...

How about the storm on Jupiter??

Hermano

worldphotos4 said...

The texture is fantastic.

smilnsigh said...

Knots in wood, make amazing photos.

My husband is a woodworker, and would really appreciated this entry.

Mari-Nanci

GrannyJ said...

bro -- big difference is that Jupiter is more colorful, even at this long distance.

steve -- I find that I am always taking pix of old wood whenever & wherever I find it. Old stumps, bark, logs, you name it.

SnS -- I noted your post about his work...

Lucy said...

Wonderful, i can't get enough of those kind of details. Woodturners really appreciate the kind of burrs and growths in the wood of that tree.

Granny J said...

lucy -- the detail in the remains of trees is remarkable. Yesterday I happened across a stump with two hearts; one was a circle and the other a star.

arvoresvivas said...

great pictures! very inspiring textures and lines...

 
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