Why I Enjoy Working in the Shop This Time of Year

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Blog entry by Scott Bryan posted 05-01-2009 03:02 PM 9992 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After spending most of the past few months working with the shop closed now that the temperatures here have warmed up I, like all of members here do as well, enjoy opening up the shop doors and letting the natural light and breeze into the shop. This time of year I also get a bonus to go with this:

Korean Lilac

This is a Korean lilac and it sits 5 feet outside my shop and is about 10’ in diameter. I just wish there were some way to add scentorama to this post since the smell of it is just wonderful. You can literally smell the lilac from 50’ away so this close to my shop it simply fills my shop with its aroma when I open the doors.

It only lasts for about a week but there is always next year to look forward to!

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

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#1 posted 05-01-2009 03:04 PM

Lucky you I still have snow here

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#2 posted 05-01-2009 03:05 PM

Man that bush is huge! I can here Scott now…..

I love the smell of Lilac in the Morning…

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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#3 posted 05-01-2009 04:54 PM

I envy the location of your workshop. Thanks for the rare pictures.

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#4 posted 05-01-2009 05:41 PM

You Lucky Dog!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 05-01-2009 06:25 PM

Scott….......I haveone of those lilacs in the corner of my side yard, too. Only problem is that here in northern Indiana, they have just began to bloom and this particular bush is about 150 ft from my shop. I won’t get the same effect when it does finally bloom but I can always walk out to the bush and get the aroma…..that takes time away from the shop though!


-- Dave Haynes, Indiana,

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#6 posted 05-02-2009 02:53 PM

I enjoyed watching your shop from thousands miles away..
The bush and the Korean lilac may be good DC too….LOL.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#7 posted 05-02-2009 03:09 PM

The one thing I miss is when my shop was in the garage is when spring finally came I could swing the door open enjoy the weather while doing something love. Your aromatic lilac is a spring bonus, enjoy.

-- Marc

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#8 posted 05-02-2009 04:07 PM

Scott….Nice bush…. It sure makes it nice when you can open everything up and enjoy the weather, a good view or a nice scent…. I pity the guys that have to have basement shops…. However, any woodshop is better than no shop….LOL

Thanks for sharing..


-- Happy and safe woodworking, [email protected]

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#9 posted 05-02-2009 06:02 PM

sIKE “I love the smell of Lilac in the Morning…” LMAO

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over two decades.

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#11 posted 07-21-2009 04:58 PM

Nice that you have the bonus of the lilac outside your garage. Makes me want to get something planted outside my doors.

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#12 posted 11-05-2009 10:58 PM

Lilacs are our favorite and we spend our spring walks asking people with them if we could snatch a few cuttings. I savor every day of warmth but alas they are over for the year – nothing is as crucial as natural lighting.


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