variations on a theme

we live on a heavily wooded acre, so a pile of downed limbs is always accumulating under the screen porch. when the pile gets big enough, we spend an afternoon cutting kindling for the winter. the pile includes branches from venerable 100 year old oaks, from drama queen birches, from richly colored cherries, and from tiresome invasives like buckthorn. above is one such bundle with eight different woods. i can identify mountain ash and cherrry, but that’s all.  how about you?

kindling bundle

saint paul, minnesota

  • margie says:

    i have a beautiful sanded slice of one similar to the yellow one in the middle and mine is sumac :)


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