This post is about the textures of wood. Bark while it’s growing. It’s rings and history after being cut down. And eventually, it’s smooth beauty after it has become something else with only a vague memory of once upon a time having been a tree.
The deck is old and could really use a few coats of sealing stuff. And probably a sanding too. But it doesn’t look like it will happen this year, just like it didn’t happen last year. It’s a big job. I can’t do it myself … and the kid is busy. So it waits.
Meanwhile, the textures of the old wood and the fallen leaves on the deck always make interesting pictures. Especially this time of day, when the sun comes through the fence to make long shadows across the surface.
Most of the world seems man-made these days, though sometimes the materials used are natural. Thing made by man of wood, or stone, for example are man-made, but the building materials aren’t. Today is going to be things built by man, but from naturally occurring “stuff.”
All products of man, with a little help from forests and fields.