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Old 03-15-2011, 12:54 PM   #1
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Default Photo Challenge #118 ~ Wooden You Know It {03/15/2011}

I remembered this morning about taking photos - and then I went to bed with a good book for the afternoon. So these are not as well staged as they should be - my apologies.
Wood, woods/trees, wooden expressions even - it's all good.

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I don't know the origins of this little elephant bookend - it came from elderly friends of my parents. When I was helping clear out Beth's room in the nursing home after she died, this is one of the things I kept.

The little carved pieces are from Greece, and are tiny. The whole fruit stand is only barely as tall as the top joint of my thumb. So far, in spite of the many times the little fruits have ended up on the floor, I haven't lost any.
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Last time we walked inland along the canal they had been doing huge clearance work - this tree was one of the casualties.

And a tree trunk that really caught my eye on a walk last week.
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Like your wood photos and love that little elephant.
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The elephant makes an awesome bookend! Great to have this remembrance of an old friend of your parents. Cute little fruit too. And the tree trunk is very interesting. I have several wooden things in my house so I will be back later!
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Here are my photos. When we moved into a new house the previous owners left behind a piano and piano stool. The piano went with us when we moved again, and even though the piano is now gone and the stool has been glued together several times, I still have it.
The second photo is of a pair of wooden shoes my children bought for my birthday when we were on vacation in Holland Michigan. I was just newly divorced at the time and they wanted to do something really nice for me and had the shoes custom made with my name on them.
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Do you wear the shoes?
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I could wear them, as they are plenty big enough, but I don't..My father used to wear wooden shoes (klompen) when he would take a quick walk to the barn, but I have never worn them myself. They seem rather heavy and unforgiving. I would have to wear heavy socks if I did.
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I wondered too, when I had a quick look before work this morning, if you wore them. I can remembering liking the wooden-soled clogs when they were around, but I'm not sure about all-wood ones! I suppose they must have been worn with those thick felt socks, originally. A nice keepsake, though.
The stool looks lovely - but is it just the angle, it barely looks high enough to be a piano stool. I have an old inherited one too - that same dark wood, with a velvet seat. But the screw mechanism for raising it is broken, and it's just too low to be ideal for me.
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Sabrina, it was the angle of the photo.....I had just come in from a day of skiing and my bags and boots were behind the stool, so I didn't want to show them on the photo. Also, the seat was down to it's lowest position. I mainly use that stool now when I have a large floral arrangement or plant as I don't have a window sill in my house.
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Here are a few of my wood items. The Saguaro I bought fifteen years ago and is actually made from Saguaro ribs. The cowboy boot and hound dog were hand carved by a friend's uncle and give to me as a thank you for showing them the back roads of the desert.
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I love the carved boot and dog!
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I like the cactus and love the dog.
Is that some sort of slate that the Saguaro is mounted on? The whole thing looks like such wonderful textures. Those ribs must be bigger than I ever imagined.
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Yes, I believe it is slate and the ribs come different sizes. I've made walking sticks from the ribs and a couple of frames for my needle work.
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Here are some more wooden things I finally got around to photographing. The first image shows a handmade wooden southwest cross and an ornament with the warrior pose. These were made by a former yoga classmate; the warrior pose is one of our yoga instructor's favorite pose. The other image are two wooden armadillos, the largest being made from ironwood.
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Audrey, you certainly have a lot of beautiful southwest articles! I love that cross and the armadillos are really interesting!
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Thank you, and yes, I do have a lot of southwest stuff. I keep forgetting to photograph my wooden Saguaro, maybe tomorrow.
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This is my wooden Saguaro that was hand carved from, I believe, a cottonwood tree trunk. It's six feet or so tall.
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I agree with Ina, after seeing your saguaro lamp and then these, you really do have a fascinating collection of southwestern stuff. What is the bird in the bottom of the cross? All I could guess is a road-runner. Those armadillos make you want to reach out and feel them .
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Yes, the bird in the cross is a roadrunner.
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Wow! Amazing.......6 feet tall! Thanks so much for sharing with us Audrey! And I promise, I will get to Arizona some day!
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Ina, if you do get to Arizona, give me a holler and I would be glad to show you around.
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Audrey, I certainly will! I will be retiring sometime in 2012, and after that I plan to drive my car down to Austin to see my son, and from there, who knows? If I don't have to pay for car rental, it will make my vacation a lot cheaper!
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Like the lens picture I just posted in the glass challenge, this little wooden monk came from my grandmother. Unlike the lens I've had it for years - probably from when she had to move into a home after a severe stroke.
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I LOVE the monk!
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Sabrina, that monk is lovely! The wood is so smooth and shiny. I love the rope to hold his tunic together. Wood carving was such a great art in the past. I know my dad used to do it when he was young. I am just sorry that I don't have any of his handiwork.
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