My American Landscape XLIX

The ‘back-roads’ of Washington Two lane roads wander all through the Northwest Inland Empire. Unlike the Interstate Highways these roads are the veins that support much of the agricultural activities of Washington State. More on this in another post. Mostly I wanted to chat about the following. They also provide the less hurried traveler a…

r/w That Blue Grey Color

Pine Bark Beetles. Not a friend of Pine forests. They do leave behind a signature so distinct, that even after creating a bowl complete and finished. A Forester looked at it and said. “That tree was dead when it was harvested”.  A few questions later and the reason for the deduction was make clear. The…

r/w Chestnut Collection

I acquire most of my wood from trees felled by landowners looking to simply clear the wood from the property. Much of the wood are from trees deemed a nuisances. I have mentioned this blessing and curse in previous posts. Generally the wood has many solid parts of the wood. Unfortunately, much of the wood…