September 2016

Dirty Pictures

I’m always amused by farm and fence glossy advertisements showcasing products held in perfectly clean hands.  Anyone building high tensile fence has dirty hands; there’s no way around it.  Besides all the dirt from fence posts, shovels, augers, hydraulic oil from post pounders, gas and oil from chainsaws, there’s always a lot of zinc or zinc-aluminum dust

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Greedy Trees

Someone propped an iron bed frame against a tree and over years it became entwined and engulfed by that tree and three later arrivals.  There are any number of aphorisms, proverbs, or life lessons that could be trotted out with this picture as a backdrop, illustrating the slow but inexorable enveloping of time and natural forces.  I can

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