Sunday, August 12, 2007

For the Love of Wood

I have always been in love with wood ~ trees, beads, furniture, doors, window, trim, siding, barns, firewood......you get the picture.
I've spent a good part of my life living in the woods. I find comfort being surrounded by trees- listening to the wind blow through the pines or watching the leaves turn a bright orange in the fall. I just couldn't imagine my life without trees in it. My farm was in a holler, down the creek from Kelly Holler:*Kelly Holler is in middle Tennessee, once owned by Miss Kelly. She was different than most locals in that part of the country. She made moonshine. She birthed babies. She liked hippies. She was a wonderful woman. But when I went past her house, in the dark, alone, for some reason I ran through the dense woods mangled with knotted grapevine. This necklace reminds me of Kelly Holler. It can be found in my Etsy shop.*
Our land at Crystal Lake is on the top of a mountain. We have a small, spring fed, ice cold lake in the middle of 17 acres of trees. Chestnut oaks grow up on the mountain. They are huge beautiful trees with giant arms - perfect for hanging a porch swing. Their color in the fall is breathtaking. When I zip open the tent on a crisp autumn morning and the sun is just starting to peak over the treeline, the color of those trees is blinding.
Autumn is just around the corner. It won't be long until I will be sitting next to the campfire, smelling the smoke from the firewood of the fallen trees and gazing upon the biggest and brightest trees in Tennessee. Until next time.....


8 comments:

The Rocking Pony said...

Crystal Lake sounds like a little piece of heaven on earth.

Krazy Kate Designs said...

awesome pictures!

RustChic said...

crystal lake = when are selling time shares :)
I love the story and the necklace!

Katie said...

thanks guys.
rustchic- it's a private lake. it's mine, all mine.(said in a villainous tone). But, I did tell my husband that if the mountain started to develop more than we like, we could divide the property up and call it Crystal L'acres.

jnicdesigns said...

Oh I love that photo of that old shed! We need to meet up and go camping together ;)

Katie said...

that's the old barn at my old farm. I loved that place~

Steph said...

OMG you own a lake! That is too wonderful!!!!

I have been working with wood lately too. Love it!

beth said...

divine necklace!!

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