Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Something He Did

One of our trees died. 
I came home one day to You Know Who taking it down before it fell on someone. It's sad because it held up one side of our hammock. 
He decided that he would try to save part of it instead of cutting it all down right now. 
Then he got a bit clever and I came home to this...
They are called tree spirits. We don't actually believe they "do" anything, they're just cool
We have some in the house, we found these in Austria.
So it seems appropriate to us to have one in the yard.
You could say he's setting it free... he said it wasn't easy. This is an oak tree and that = hard wood.
What you can't see is how unbearably hot it was outside. 
I found it pretty amazing. 
We had some friends over Sunday night and waited to see who noticed.
 The young woman who did, was just a bit freaked out... asking if anyone else saw face on the tree.....

His looks change throughout the day. Nope we haven't named him...

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  1. dead trees are always sad but it's lovely you could keep it for your hammock. even better that you have a very clever and talented husband - he did a great job!

  2. How cool that he saved a bit of it...and carved the tree spirit! I had no idea that your hubby is crafty too!

  3. Love it, it's so fun that you don't notice it right away!

  4. Impressive! What a great way to turn something a little sad to such an interesting and creative moment.

  5. Well, I'll be, as my granma used to say.

  6. Love it! Someone locally had their huge tree stump carved into a life-sized statue of St. Francis.

    How nice that you were able to keep the hammock support, too.

  7. That is so cool!!! Thanks for linking up!

  8. AWESOME!!!! Way cool Tim! Good to see you carving again! That is a really cool thing to do with the tree! And I had to laugh at the comment from the friend. Did you pretend she was the only one who saw it?

  9. aMAZing!!!!!! I got some trees........just saying!

  10. Cool - that is just amazing! And he did it just without any instructions? Respect!

  11. Awesome! Way to go Tim!

    Now I think you should give him a name! Yes, I think it's a *he* (it's an oak after all) and I think he should be named Manfried. It's a German name and it's meaning is "Strengh & Peace".

  12. Thanks Joan! That's a perfect name!