Giving trees a new life

Last night my hubby finally got home from a week long business trip to Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, so I didn’t have a lot of time to work on my blog because Mikey wanted to show me all the photos he took while he was away.

On July 1st (Canada Day), Mike and I spent the day driving along the shores of Lake Huron looking for lighthouses to photograph.  It took us just under 2 hours to get over to Point Clark to get to the closest lighthouse in our Bruce Coast Lighthouse Tour brochure.  I took an amazing variety of pictures that day while we explored, and I have been really looking forward to sharing some of them with you.

This first photo was taken on the way to Lake Huron, and I think I scared Mike a little when I yelled, “STOPPPP, I need a picture of that!”.  It has actually become quite a popular thing in our area lately for people to hire a carver to transform the stump of a fallen or cut down tree on their property into a work of art, and most of them are extremely lifelike.  In fact in Orangeville, Ontario, not far from where I live, they have an Art Walk of Tree Sculptures which is a project that gives trees a new life after they have been declared beyond hope by the municipal arborist.  This particular tree trunk is on the front lawn of a farm property in Bruce County, so it seemed only fitting that the carving was done of a farmer behind an old style horse-drawn plow.  Isn’t it great?

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8 Responses to Giving trees a new life

  1. That’s amazing. I’m looking forward to seeing your lighthouse images.

  2. zelmare says:

    Cute! What a wonderful idea. 🙂

  3. dorannrule says:

    Love it! What a clever idea!

    • It really is, and some of them are so incredibly detailed. Apparently, most of the carving is done with a chainsaw, believe it or not, and then they do finishing touches with smaller tools! I would love to see someone making one :).

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