Sunday, November 23, 2008

Trip Up The Oswego River With Phil D.

18 July 90 Phil D. and I paddled up the Oswego River in the Pine Barrens of NJ. I tried to photograph the page so Phil could see it again. It was in the Spring of '90 I started a fishing log, keeping track of what went on during my trips. Funny how much I've forgoten about these's really nice to look back in this log and be reminded of so many wonderful times.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Wood Spirits Find Work on Fence Line

Sometimes the wood used in carving a Wood Spirit doesn't respond well to detail. Where there was thought to be firm wood just crumbles under the chisel. These guys found use as fence posts. Today is my daughter's birthday. Happy birthday, Liz !

Monday, November 3, 2008

Hawk and Curlew

A Hawk in black walnut and a Curlew share a spot in the book shelves.

Copper Leafed Rainbow

A twenty-four inch Rainbow Trout, carved from 2 x 8 lumber, leafed in copper, floats above the kitchen cabinets.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Snowy Owl

This Snowy Owl flew off to Harrington Park, NJ. This was the owl that was supposed to be mounted in the North Carolina Botanical Garden on the top of a corner support of an arbor. Then someone mentioned that the only way a snowy owl would get to North Carolina is by being stuffed and brought down. That, of course, is how the a Great Horned Owl was carved to fill the job at the gardens.

Who, Who, Who, The Hell are These Guys?

For a while I was into carving owls. I still do from time to time carve an Owl or two.