Laguna Coast Wilderness Park Revisited

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Claudia and I spent the weekend hiking in Laguna Wilderness Park in Orange County California.  It’s a gorgeous place – especially this time of year – 7000 acres of “wild” pacific coast, canyons and ancient limestone mountains set in the … Continue reading

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Hickory Table

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I found this tree standing dead about 4 years ago in the woods behind my house.  Death by thunderstorm surprised this beauty.   The top of the tree,  shattered by a sudden lightning strike, lay on the ground next to … Continue reading

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Salad Greens

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Fall is usually a great time to plant a variety of greens here in central Mississippi.  The last few months have been exceptionally hot and arid – challenging conditions for fall greens to say the least – but I decided … Continue reading

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Downtown Mural Project – Yazoo City, MS

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Tom Johnson, pictured below, has been a champion of adding artwork to downtown spaces to help beautify and attract visitors to downtown Yazoo City.  Tom asked me to help install 4 murals that will crown the entry of walkway/park that … Continue reading

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Red Oak Slab Coffee Table

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A red oak branch has been transformed into a beautiful coffee table for the front porch. The table is finished with a light oak stain and 5 coats of polyurethane (top & bottom) to resist the harsh environment out on … Continue reading

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Finally finished

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Over 5 years after cutting this red oak slab from the tree, it was finally placed in the living room this afternoon. The base was assembled with smaller slab pieces that were joined at angles along the grain of the … Continue reading

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Sawmill & Pups

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On a recent trip home, I finally milled 8 big pine logs that were given to me by a local tree service.  These are logs removed from nearby properties that would have otherwise been burned as waste.  It feels good … Continue reading

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Shed space

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“A man can never have enough shed space”. You can quote me on that.  On a recent trip home, I completed  this project which has been on the “to do” list for some years with lumber milled on the farm.  Trees … Continue reading

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Climate

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On March 26, 2016 winds changed from the traditional pattern in the valley of Mexico (out of NW) and provided the city with a nice southerly breeze.  That did a couple of things.  It brought warm air out of the … Continue reading

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Monarch Butterflies

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Claudia & I (Domino too) recently visited an area a few hour’s drive west of Mexico City where Monarch Butterflies take their winter rest after an unbelievable summertime tour that takes them up to 3000 miles north and as far … Continue reading

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