CFFC: Wood

Our topic this week for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge is Wood.  Knock on wood.

The most important wood object around our place is this.

This is my 1987 David VanZandt violin.  It is as much a work of art as a musical instrument.  Its top is made from close-grained Sitka Spruce, and its back is made of flamed Maple.

Just this past weekend, we drove up to the Skagit Valley to see the tulips, and we also saw some interesting wooden structures.

WoodenBarn-SkagitThis old barn has seen better days, but it fits perfectly into its environment.

The docks below are all from local lakes.  Similar, but different.

We live surrounded by water, and love to go to the beach in any weather.  On our beaches, we find driftwood.  Large logs sometimes fall into our rivers and get carried down to Puget Sound, or the Straits of Juan De Luca.  Or, they can be carried across the sea from other countries and fetch up on our shores.

This driftwood was found at Dungeness, on the Olympic Peninsula.


This one is at Deception Pass Beach.

Remember those wooden docks?  We also find the wooden remains of what used to be docks in the past; only the vertical piers remain today.


This one is at Picnic Point County Park, on Puget Sound.


I have always loved this very clever use of wood.  Those overhead beams are made of thin strips of wood, bent with heat, and laminated with glue, to make a strong, beautiful structure that easily holds up the ceiling of this building.  The wood used is often “discards” from other building projects-the ultimate recycling use of what in earlier days would have been scrap, and burned.

Around our area, we have wetland parks, where the only way to get around is on a raised “boardwalk”.  They are not only useful, but also beautiful.


This one is at our Narbeck Wetland Park, just a couple of miles from our home, and less than a mile from the factory where I am working now.

totem Lake Boardwalk

And this one is at Totem Lake, in Kirkland.

And it wouldn’t be a disquisition on Wood, if it didn’t include our local forests in Western Washington.  Not all of our wood has been cut down!

BigTrees, Flowing Lake Park

These Cedar trees are at Flowing Lake Park.

These trees are in the small forest near Deception Pass.  Hubby for scale on the right-hand image.


This road north of Darrington is on the Sauk-Suiattle Indian Reservation, and the trees grow right up to the roadside.


This forest is in the North Cascades National Park.

“Wooden” you like to visit?  Tourists always welcome in Western Washington!

Here’s the Link to Cee’s Original Post.

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