Posts Tagged ‘lumber

07
Nov
19

Gone but Knot forgotten ūüėĀ…

Old portion of fence at family farm with the proverbial knot hole. Actually, there aren’t a lot of interesting sayings, quotes or proverbs re knot holes.¬†

11
Mar
15

old lumber…

way back someone’s dream

a vision of a future

that future long gone

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12
Feb
15

Aging wood….

rough and weathered

facing the harsh wind and rain

a beauty shows through

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01
Feb
15

Once upon a time….

weathered and ignored

an old building, someone’s dream

neglect and decay

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23
Jan
15

On a windy bluff….

once upon a time

the saw blade marks still showing

pioneers built this

Oregon, The Dalles, Pioneer, cut lumber, trough, SwittersB

20
Jun
14

Sagging in the Middle

Sagging in the middle, seems to be the inevitable in life. Here an old garage had the walls constructed with tongue and groove, a staple of siding. Only the middle gave out. No doubt a foundation issue. Isn’t it always the foundations, the core in life, that gives out?

Sagging beams, sunken foundations, acceptance of decline, turning away from seemingly insurmountable decay. Only certain people possess the skills to fix, rebuild, repair, envision change, fix the foundations, return to the original intent.

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12
Jun
14

Rustic Shed: ‘May I Help You?’

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I took a back route today just for a change of pace. I saw a rustic, old building and circled around to check it out. There had just been an officer involved shooting/fatality nearby (robbery suspect attacking with a crow bar met his demise) a few blocks from where I was.  I knew I might as well sit still for a bit until the area settled down. I got out to take photos a respectful distance from the shed and was intent on taking in the beautiful, old, weathered siding. 

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“May I help you?” I heard. I looked to see a none too shy woman approaching me. I explained that I was impressed with the shed and the rustic appearance. She was more concerned I was with ‘the city’ as they have been after her to tear down the structure for several years. It has no foundation and currently violates some such ordinance about being too close to the curb (there isn’t a curb). So, I assured her I was not an inspector or agent of the government and that I merely enjoyed the building.

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The lady told me the structure was built by her father in 1938. The nearby house was built in 1908. She grew up in the house and eventually assumed control upon the passing of her parents. She wants to preserve the old shed out of nostalgia’s sake and has access closed off to stop intruders. Several times a year she cuts back the English Ivy from the shed and nearby Fir trees. I thanked her for the opportunity to take some photos.

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