06 April 2008

simply still, day seven :: "a barn raising"

This was made by my brother, originally to be a bird feeder, but for me it's the ultimate post topper. Its origins are barn wood, rusted corrugated metal, acorns, and leaves (I'm not sure of what type). Time and weather have released the glue's hold on the acorns, as only a few tops remain. The outline of the delicate leaf structures exist simply as shadow images on each end now. Personally I think these changes only add to the rustic look that I so love.

The tree is my beloved "Dawn Redwood". It's one of a very few cone-bearing deciduous conifers and is nicknamed a "living fossil" because evidence of its existence can be found in fossils over 50 million years old.

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