Del To

January 18, 2015

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― Donald Hall

The Master Framer

January 17, 2015

january2015-timberhollys-26 (1 of 1)“Not that I want to be a god or a hero. Just to change into a tree, grow for ages, not hurt anyone.”
― Czesław Miłosz


September 9, 2014

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“I have so much of you in my heart.”
― John Keats

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“Finish your creation, in wonder, love and praise. Amen.”
― Walter Brueggemann

Wood: New and Old

June 19, 2014

june 2014-fa-12 (1 of 1) june 2014-fa-10 (1 of 1)“Compassion constitutes a radical form of criticism, for it announces that the hurt is to be taken seriously, that the hurt is not to be accepted as normal and natural but is an abnormal and unacceptable condition for humanness.”
― Walter Brueggemann

Wine Cellar Entrance

June 19, 2014

june 2014-fa-11 (1 of 1) june 2014-fa-01 (1 of 1) june 2014-fa-03 (1 of 1) june 2014-fa-04 (1 of 1) june 2014-fa-05 (1 of 1)“Nothing that is worth doing can be achieved in our lifetime; therefore we must be saved by hope.
Nothing which is true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history; therefore we must be saved by faith.
Nothing we do, no matter how virtuous, can be accomplished alone; therefore we must be saved by love.”
― Reinhold Niebuhr


Shop Girls

June 14, 2014

june 2014-miavisits-06 (1 of 1)“Thomas Merton wrote, “there is always a temptation to diddle around in the contemplative life, making itsy-bitsy statues.” There is always an enormous temptation in all of life to diddle around making itsy-bitsy friends and meals and journeys for itsy-bitsy years on end. It is so self-conscious, so apparently moral, simply to step aside from the gaps where the creeks and winds pour down, saying, I never merited this grace, quite rightly, and then to sulk along the rest of your days on the edge of rage.

I won’t have it. The world is wilder than that in all directions, more dangerous and bitter, more extravagant and bright. We are making hay when we should be making whoopee; we are raising tomatoes when we should be raising Cain, or Lazarus.

Go up into the gaps. If you can find them; they shift and vanish too. Stalk the gaps. Squeak into a gap in the soil, turn, and unlock-more than a maple- a universe. This is how you spend this afternoon, and tomorrow morning, and tomorrow afternoon. Spend the afternoon. You can’t take it with you.”
— Annie Dillard

Wood Work

May 24, 2014

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― F. Scott Fitzgerald

French Scribe

May 23, 2014

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“There are all types of love in this world but never the same love twice.” –F. Scott Fitzgerald


May 22, 2014

may 2014-fallingacorn-07 (1 of 1)“I’m just like this. I have no talent for choosing my battles. Life seems, strangely, like a battle to me. The whole thing.” 
― Louise Penny