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

Born and raised in Sweden, my aesthetics and outlook on life are strongly shaped by a culture rich in history and tradition. I care a great deal about environmental responsibility, and my aesthetic reflects the visually clean, functional practicality and sustainable solutions that are the hallmarks of modern Scandinavia. I was trained as an architect at the University of Cincinnati and as a color specialist at the Scandinavian Colour Institute in Stockholm. I'm obsessed with plants and gardens, and aim to take my skill set a step further by designing gardens as well as interiors. As someone so aptly said: " Architecture is the skin that separates the exterior from the interior". So true - you can't successfully focus on one without incorporating the other. I'm also an avid cook, and I love to ski. In addition, I put time and efforts into trying to rectify things that I feel are wrong in my immediate community. As you will see, The Creative Flux will touch on all these things, and more. For sure, it's all over the map, but then again - so am I! Welcome to my blog!
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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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