Monday, May 04, 2009

beauty is where you find it

David helped me lug some long dead trees down the hill this afternoon and they were quickly transformed into a neat pile of fire fodder with the help of my Alligator [ mini chain saw ]
now
I loathe white ants as much as the next person, especially when they reduce perfectly good firewood to the consistency of tissue paper

but look at these wooden 'scribbles' left behind in the hardwood after all the soft had been devoured ...
it felt almost sacrilegious to consign them to the fire

and I'm pretty sure there's a quilt / embroidery / drawing in there somewhere

6 comments:

Lizzie said...

Like ancient hieroglyphics aren't they? Lizzie

Marcie said...

nice pics, and yes, I agree, there's an archeological flavour to them

judy said...

I've hauled wood that has been eaten in that way out of the woods hoping to find a beautiful project for them. So, far.. they are stashed.
Beautifully.

Lynne said...

Oh yeah! Beautiful art! Thanks for sharing.

Robbyn said...

I remember seeing wood like that when I was a kid. I was fascinated with it, half convinced that it meant something, was a message of some kind, and that if I stared at it long enough, I could figure it out.

Donna Lee said...

Hard to imagine ants doing that but boy is it beautiful!