Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Wood Pile: for Sepia Scenes

Our older home has three brick chimneys sitting on top of its gabled roof but two of them have been blocked, even before we bought the house, as they are no longer used. When our home was first built over a century ago, it would have been heated by wood but today we heat with oil.
Wood heating though has not gone out of fashion and homes on three sides of us still use wood as a source of heat as well as oil. It is not an uncommon sight to see a woodpile in a dooryard waiting to be used during the cold winter months to come.

Sepia Scenes is a new meme hosted by Mary/the Teach and it offers the opportunity to share with others; beautiful scenes in sepia tones.

19 comments:

ilanadavita said...

Nice series.

Kahshe Cottager said...

Nice shots of the woodpile ... it does evoke times gone by.

maryt/theteach said...

Beautiful shots, Ann! It always makes me feel warm and cozy to see a wood pile even though I know burning wood in the fireplace covers everything in the room with a fine white ash! :)

marLou said...

I agree with Mary...wood pile makes me feel warm and cozy. It's a timeless image.

marLou said...

I agree with Mary...wood pile makes me feel warm and cozy. It's a timeless image.

Baker Watson said...

Photo's such as these can impact a lot of our senses. One can almost smell the smoke of a roaring fire in the brisk chill of the air.

Good choices.

Baker

Leora said...

Rustic. The sepia makes the whole scene so calm. I can smell the wood fires from here.

Gmj said...

Good one!!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I like the country feel that wood piles evoke. ;-) This series works well in sepia.

Yen said...

How cool are those photos! Love the first and last:)

Mine is up HERE. Hope to see you there! Happy SS!~

Carletta said...

Great choice of subject - very nice effect!
My Step-dad cuts wood and sells it. I was surprised at how much he can sell all year long. Some buy in summer to season the wood first.

Mojo said...

Very appropriate subject for both the style and the season. And with the price of oil doing the things it's done lately, you may be on the right track with your heating options!

Mar said...

My fire place is lighted up right now and I could use such a lovely pile of wood!
Lovely scene, great for sepia tones.

Robin said...

Truly timeless.

Dianne said...

I like the last shot most of all. The wood peeking out of the bare trees, very poetic.

Cindy said...

I like the first shot the best.
The sunset photos you posted for skywatch are beautiful!
My post is up
here

Mary said...

The woodpile makes a good subject for sepia scenes. Someone will have a warm house this winter :-)

Anonymous said...

I want to know, Me ann, how'd you keep the stack from falling without using cross pieces?

A visual pleasure, wood on sepia...ay-yup.......

Exit 318

me ann my camera said...

Exit 318:
You know,the first thing I noticed was that there were not cross pieces at the end!! That could be disastrous for the wood pile could fall on someone!