Wednesday Vignette – stacked

fullsizeoutput_c74Idling behind this lumber truck at a red light the other day, I found the view quite hypnotic. I wondered what the numbers mean, and what the color markings signify. 40/5… maybe it indicates the parcel of land where the wood was cut? Or perhaps it has something to do with the dimensional bracket this wood belongs to? Who knows… all I know is that I really enjoyed the patterns created by the paint-spattered, circular cross sections of the logs, and their relative unevenness as compared to each other. Loved it, in fact!

About annamadeit

I was born and raised in Sweden, By now, I have lived almost as long in the United States. The path I’ve taken has been long and varied, and has given me a philosophical approach to life. I may joke that I’m a sybarite, but the truth is, I find joy and luxury in life’s simple things as well. My outlook on life has roots in a culture rich in history and tradition, and I care a great deal about environmental stewardship. Aesthetically, while drawn to the visually clean, functional practicality and sustainable solutions that are the hallmarks of modern Scandinavia, I also have a deep appreciation for the raw, the weathered, and the worn - materials that tell a story. To me, contrast, counterpoint, and diversity are what makes life interesting and engaging. Color has always informed everything I do. I’m a functional tetrachromat, and a hopeless plantoholic. I was originally trained as an architect working mostly on interiors, but soon ventured outside - into garden design. It’s that contrast thing again… An interior adrift from its exterior, is like a yin without a yang. My firm conviction that everything is connected gets me in trouble time and time again. The world is a big place, and full of marvelous distractions, and offers plentiful opportunities for inquiry and exploration. I started writing to quell my constant queries, explore my discoveries, and nurture my curiosity. The Creative Flux was started in 2010, and became a catch-all for all kinds of intersecting interests. The start of Flutter & Hum at the end of 2013 marks my descent into plant nerd revelry. I occasionally contribute to other blogs, but those two are my main ones. For sure, topics are all over the map, but then again - so am I! Welcome to my blogs!
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9 Responses to Wednesday Vignette – stacked

  1. Peter/Outlaw says:

    Someone must know what all the numbers and colors mean. It’s interesting that those of us who don’t can still be fascinated by the patterns and wonder at the meaning.
    My WV this week contains an image of someone you may recognize:

    • annamadeit says:

      Well, there is something very beautiful about stacked wood. At various garden shows, I have seen several iterations of its textural magic. But yes – the numbers and colors in this one adds a whole n’other dimension…

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  3. I see a great garden wall that has been well loved by the young residents, I would never have guessed this was the back of a truck!

    My WV:

    • annamadeit says:

      That could totally have been it. Come to think of it, this is a very PNW image – something we’ve seen versions of in numerous garden shows. It’s a texture I always enjoy. 🙂

  4. Kris P says:

    Another interesting catch, Anna! I imagine you with your camera at the ready at all times! I’ve no WV to offer this week, unless I should trip across something later today.

    • annamadeit says:

      You know, most of the time I rely on my phone for those real off-the-cuff photos. Sad to say, but it is so much easier to lug around than my beloved camera. Although I often swear at my phone’s limitations, it works pretty well for the most part. But you are right – I feel weird if I don’t have either… I told someone I am like a dog with lamp posts… I stop at any- and everything even conceivably interesting. The visual world is a very interesting place!

  5. bergstromskan says:

    I am thinking “Easy access to joy and wonder, what a gift”. Thank you for sharing, Anna.

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