Monday, January 4, 2010

Artistic Worms?!

We live on a very wooded lot in North Carolina and one of the perks for my woodworking husband is the ability to take advantage of the "standing dead or lying living" trees we have. If they are dead or close to it, he often harvests them and sets to work cutting them into manageable boards. Last year, he harvested a cedar tree, took off the outer wood and tossed it aside in our woods. The other day, he was outside and came across this piece and couldn't help but notice the transformation.
Worms have apparently been busy all year leaving their artistic trails all over this piece of cedar. It looks almost like a topographical map or a maze or something. Needless to say, it is no longer lying to rot in our woods. I don't exactly know what we'll do with it, but there just has to be a great way to enjoy it. (This is the same logic I use on just about every object I come across which makes for big problems when one is trying to tame the growing piles of "objects of great potential"!)

3 comments:

shibori girl said...

Gotta love those artistic worms. What's he going to do with that branch?

We need to get together soon!

xoxo,

Kate

NEARBYTREE said...

It's amazing what tiny creatures can do. Wasps seem very partial to a back gate of ours - they chew tiny thin strips from it to turn into paper for their nest. how hardworking they all are...

lori vliegen said...

this piece of wood is gorgeous!!! can you imagine what those worms could do with a paintbrush?!! :))))