Furniture post tomorrow

The crowds are gone now at work. My previous job that actually counted was as a picture-framer. Then, the month of December was insane. Long, harried hours. Now, I work regular hours, but very hectic ones from October through November. Increasingly larger crowds as those two months run on…

Then, it stops. While others head to the shopping fiascos, or football games, or what-have-you, I head to “where they ain’t” as Wee Willie Keeler once said…

Winter’s here, and the time is right for heading to the ….beach? Yup, no summer lolling on the beach for me. I like it best now. Low, raking late afternoon light. No crowds, heck – no people even. Here it was today…


beach view


beach view 3


And I was out there for two reasons – one to finally get out & walk a bit. Breathe some fresh air, and let the wind blow through my head. And to find this guy…

Snowy Owl
Snowy Owl

But a snowy owl is one bird you just can’t get close to.

Here’s one you can, the wrens love a woodpile.

woodpile wren 2


woodpile wren
Riven red oak & wren

Two of my goals this winter – continue making handmade stuff, and spend as much time as I can outside, someplace quiet.



9 thoughts on “Furniture post tomorrow

  1. Hi Peter,

    I own the sister saw that your holly was made from; glad to see it went to another bay-stater if not Matt. Not wanting to invade your space, but I have to ask since my wife enjoys birding and I enjoy her smile. Where did you see the owl? Is it a nesting resident or did luck have you come upon it?

  2. “Two of my goals this winter – continue making handmade stuff, and spend as much time as I can outside, someplace quiet.”

    Well said. Those are two things that I need to do more of.

  3. “Wren” seems to be a favortie answer in many crosswords, I had no idea what they looked like (I live in the Rocky Mountain West). I always imagined them being like an Osprey. Thanks for the photo.

  4. I love the beach in the winter too! Life is too short for being indoors all the time or in the crowds. I appreciate your words, Peter. You know what’s important.
    Mary Bettencourt, Westford, MA

  5. Much to my surprise coming back from Platteville, Wisconsin I too saw a snowy owl sitting on a fence post along a town road. So cool and special. Just think where that bird had been.

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