"Hobbit Holes in MyWorld" --by RusticWoodArt #5: "Untrammeled Possibilities and Unexpended Opportunities"

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Blog entry by frank posted 05-03-2008 12:15 PM 1511 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Untrammeled Possibilities and Unexpended Opportunities

....out here is where i was first awakened,
awakened to what-where-when and why,
awakened to all the un-trammeled possibilities that call my name,
awakened to the un-expended opportunities i gather to

Out here silence starts off as a thing of beauty, but the silence soon passes on to a sound of great talking going on between the different players in this outside play of nature….

....walking the woods out here is a chance to let my imagination go….and so it is not long before I be-come lost in the characters of the woods. I will not waste the time with words on these, as that would only be a bringing of their glory down into the realms of lesser, where we are often found as wanting to fit “what is’, inside a box of our own reasoning….




....and so in closing, let me ask one question….how straight is trunk of your being….?

Thank you.

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” smart, work safe, and live, to work the wood....”

-- --frank, NH,

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 05-03-2008 02:11 PM

Thanks for including me on the journey, Frank. I have found that my perspective on sojourns similar to this has changed since reading your posts. There was a time when I would have only noted the “wood art”, that you have posted above, only in passing but now there is time to more fully appreciate it for its own sake.

As usual your photography is inspirational.

Thanks again for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 05-03-2008 03:00 PM

Thanks frank. Great post.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#3 posted 05-03-2008 03:09 PM

thanks for letting the city folk wander in the woods…one day i will live in the woods…for now I have to settle for my big redwood in one corner…and my big sycamore in the other…and dream of summer backpaking…

which by the way——is only 26 school days away…ahhhh…and then I will join you in the woods—-with a few stars in between!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#4 posted 05-03-2008 06:53 PM

Well said Frank…...”inside a box of our own reasoning….” I will have to work on this.

-- If knowledge is not shared, it is forgotten.

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#5 posted 05-04-2008 02:24 AM

Nice one Frank, you lumberjock poet you. Nice read. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 05-04-2008 04:10 PM

I am always inspired when out in the woods. Time to settle, and allow one’s thoughts to wonder in it’s majesty. How anyone could believe that all this came together through kayos I can not tell.
Great pictures and given time to think.

-- JJohn

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#8 posted 05-04-2008 06:08 PM


There is no response needed really or any that can do justice for the appreciation that I feel for your beautiful and poetic posts. Every now and then I just have to let you know that I read and enjoy them.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#9 posted 05-05-2008 10:18 PM

I can just imagine all the Possibilities and Opportunities presented to and taken by those trees to arrive at their present stages…

Thanks for sharing your “views”.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#10 posted 05-06-2008 12:16 AM

I’m loving it Frank, Thanks for the post! When I walk in my timber it’s almost like I get absorbed into it. There is a majesty that is eminated from the timber, and a serious respect that we all must give to special places like that. I love to sit, and just listen to the sounds, the trees rustling… woodpeckers and birds… Truely an awesome experience if you just stop and let everything go, and just listen.

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#11 posted 05-07-2008 01:20 PM

—-so many comments….and so I will try and give some acknowledgments of yes, ”I hear and enjoy your comments….

—-hi Scott; ....actually for me the question could be also asked; “was there ever a time when I did not see the ‘wood art’ around me? And I would have to answer yes indeed. As a child I all-ways saw beyond what other’s saw, but then came the day when I was taught to grow up….and still I rebelled about putting away my ‘sight’. But life goes on and the adult world creeps in and in order to survive, one must learn to play by their rules as I also became one of them….oh well that was back then. One day I closed the books to all that was written and I was supposed to read and be teaching, and yes I’m better off now since I’ve got my ‘sight’ back. ‘Once I was blind, but now I can see’....or better yet, I went and got some ‘eye salve’ so that I could see. Well I should stop for now, since this could become a blog story….great hearing from you….

—-hi Karson; ....glad you enjoyed the walk….

—-hi Matt; ....yes summer is coming and I’m glad to offer the opportunity for any and all to waunder. I’ve not yet beheld the redwoods of where you live, so I’m still behind you on that score. Glad to see or read that your still dreaming….and before you know it, you’ll be out in those woods also….

—-hello Harold; ....we all have many things to work on huh? When I first started being silent, one of the first things I noticed was all the increased activity of sound level….took me some time to stop answering all those extra knocks at my door….great hearing from you….

—-hi Mike; ....we’re not so much far apart my woodworking friend….

—-hello Jim; ....glad to give you some time to think and as I all-ways say; “even in chaos, their is great order….”

—-hello Dennis; ....ah yes, beauty… are a dreamer also…..

—-hi Todd; ....I completely understand….and yes, thanks for occasionally offering a comment just so I know some-ones reading….

—-hello Rob; all-ways, I do indeed enjoy how you can present your views and comments upon my images and writings….

—-hi Steve; ....ah yes, an-other dreamer you are….maybe someday we’ll cross paths out hear in the woods….

Thank you.

-- --frank, NH,

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