Wednesday, August 3, 2011

getting the wood in

it's only august,
but in new england we are already preparing for winter.
what do you do to prepare for a challenging season?

28 comments:

Birdman said...

You're looking at it. Like the design and pattern here.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

We wait until the hurricane comes and blows down a tree or two and then stack the wood. We are "in" our challenging season now: hot, high humidity (85% and up), and storms.

Great shot of pattern and textures. I see a jigsaw puzzle.

Bises,
Genie

Cezar and Léia said...

I'm preparing some luggages! :) I want to visit "home"and my family.I want to see the farm, the animals, the flowers and the sunlight so special there!
This year I'm so disappointed with this Summer here in Europe.
*** Thanks for your contribution to Luna's blog, I published your quotation as well!You are so kind! :)
hugs
Léia

Kate said...

Oh,brattcat, how cruel of you to remind us of the coming winter season. Preparation? I like the idea of getting out the luggage for a fast getaway!

I agree that the textures and patterns are quite interesting!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh wow Brattcat, thanks what I call a beautifully stacked store of wood, looks like you are almost prepared already!!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

In Arizona, our challenging season is now. Julie and Sharon have prepared by Julie having made reservations long ago to be by the beach in California.

Birdman said...

Kitty, does puppy love count? hahahaha

Jack said...

Nice shot, brattcat. My preparations? I start working on my Florida packing list.

Leif Hagen said...

The wood is stacking up nicely! In our former "old" house in St. Paul built in 1938, we used to burn wood in our fireplace - it was so romantic. Now in our "new" suburban house in Eagan, not so much.

Amin said...

I think this is beautiful photo! We have gas...We do not use the wood...

Virginia said...

Turn the AC up a little! HA It takes it a long long time to cool off down here. Maybe November we'll pull out the sweaters. As Genie said, hurricane season can cause problems, certainly for her in the coast but here in B'ham we've had heavy winds etc. Thankfully tornado season is past us.


I Love this image. I"m always fascinated with stacked wood myself. Your stack is especially interesting.
V

Arija said...

Best to squirrel away your wood so it is nice and dry when you need it. That is a most artistic stack.

Our main challenge here is to store enough water for man and beast to last for two or three years since the rains have become unreliable and our summers longer and hotter.

*Honest Abe said...

I don't see any hardwood unless those smaller sticks are hard or sugar maple.

I used to buy cords of mixed hardwoods and forget now which one it was that snapped and popped and sent sparks flying. I bet you know...

As for our preparation, we are saving money to pay for the natural gas that keeps us wam in the winter.

Library Jewel said...

I love the arrangement of the pile...though my husband would prefer it be more organized. We prepare for autumn by savoring the freedom of these summer days and the lazier schedule!

Thérèse said...

Coping with the monsoon and the humidity which goes with it, we are lucky enough to have air conditioning.
This stacked wood is promising a warm winter inside.

Sharon said...

In Arizona, the challenging season is summer and generally we plan a trip to someplace much cooler.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

very artistic angle. looks like a zen image

cieldequimper said...

A list of I ought tos...

Butch said...

What do I do for the coming winter season you ask...I fatten up like a bear.

Jacob said...

If I lived in the northern climes where there are woods, I would, if I could, cut wood and let it dry in a pile. If I couldn't cut wood as I would if I could I'd would prob'ly catch a plane to the woods of central Florida if I could.

That's what I would do if I could.

Paula said...

When we had a wood burning stove, this was a major event, cutting the wood and then giving it time to dry out. One winter we waited too long. That was a very cold winter.

Bob Crowe said...

Do many or most of your neighbors use wood stoves, rather than heating oil or natural gas? Even modern wood stoves make your clothes smell like Boy Scout camp (in my very limited experience).

I know you have lots of woods up there, but I also wonder if wood stoves create a deforestation issue over time.

Jilly said...

Make sure the aircondition is working...

Love the design here.

When I bought this house about 12 or 13 years ago there was a wood stack under the lower terrace - it was never used - and slowly, one by one, the logs edge their way out and escape down to the creek below.

Malyss said...

A list of all -the -things -I'd -have -to -do -if- I- was -living -in -a -place -where -winter -means -something..that I won't have to do, and enjoy not to have to do them!

VP said...

Curious image. I usually stock the fridge...

Giorgio said...

Absolutely nothing! It's 31C here today and tomorrow I'll go on vacation to Egypt where it's 35/40 C... I don't have a fireplace so... we'll think about it in November, which means: push the winter button on the heating system, put snow tyres on, change clothes and complain about the fog almost every day until March, that's about it!

Doug Hickok said...

We try to be ready for hurricanes, which seem to haunt us every year in September and October.

JM said...

Love the composition.