Stocking the wood pile for winter



Once upon a time there was a piece of woodIt was not an expensive piece of wood. Just a common block of firewood, one of those thick, solid logs that are put on the fire in winter to make cold rooms cozy and warm.”- Carlo Collodi

There is definitely something romantic about a stack of logs drying in the summer sun. The blocks of wood themselves may physically lack any notion of grace or finesse. But on a cold and snowy winter night when the temperature drops and the wind outside is howling like a banshee on the prowl they are transformed into something greater than themselves. The warmth and the protection they offer the folks standing near their welcoming glow has served as the fodder for  many writers and poets creative offerings.



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9 Comments on Stocking the wood pile for winter

  1. Snakes and other bugs/whatnot like to hid out in drying stacks of wood. But…I agree when those logs are burning…especially oak…it is quite lovely. Thank you for sharing.

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    • Mercifully in the winter time the snakes, bugs and whatnot have hightailed it to cosier spots. Thanks for writing. Always welcomed and appreciated. Have a relaxing day. 🙂

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  2. Very interesting 😃

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  3. Serendipitous Web Life. : ) // September 11, 2016 at 7:06 pm // Reply

    I think I caught a moral in the basics, and I would agree. Nicely done! Cheers to staying warm this fall. : )

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  4. What’s winter? Living in Florida we rarely get one 🙂

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