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"Happiness always looks small when you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and at once you learn how big and precious it is."
Maxim Gorky

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Portrait of a wood shed...


Here is a photo of some of the wood which will warm us and keep us cozy through the coming winter months. Tom spends hours and hours cutting wood during the spring and summer and many more hours sorting and stacking...I love having a wood stove and there is nothing quite like wood heat. On really cold, wet days, if I'm not in the studio, I will curl up for a while with a good book or a pile of gardening magazines near the stove, sip my tea and eat chocolate and thank goodness for the warmth. There is nothing like coming up the drive in the evening and seeing the long, wispy tail of smoke drifting out of the chimney and knowing how good it will feel to sit in the glow of that stove. I've heard of a festival in Alaska which includes a contest of all the single men and their wood piles and whoever has the biggest and best stacked wood pile wins! I'm not sure what they win but I think it has something to do with a date with a single woman...anyway Tom would be a great contender! He also reminds me of the Bower birds in the tropics who sort and pile all of their special things they've found to attract a mate...