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my wood stove keeps me company

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I heat my studio with a wood stove. It means I chop wood every few days for kindling. I feed it every few hours. We are old friends. It gets dark here early, but it is strange with no snow. It is supposed to rain for the next few days. Things are just wrong.

nige says:

just knew this was yours from the thumbnail. i see that view alot :)

10th Dec 2006, 22:36

Gael says:

atmospheric. I love our open fire, we light it nearly every night now. stay warm

10th Dec 2006, 22:41

swamprose says:

nige, don't you have a window you end up looking through all the time? this is mine.

gael, glad you aren't dead. I wanted your books but Helen bags them first.

I am teaching myself how to not use a flash. This means my dark period is coming up.

10th Dec 2006, 22:49

nige says:

i don't really have my own, which is why i smile when i see yours - it's like a proxy window. i get to see what you see :)

10th Dec 2006, 22:52

swamprose says:

Nige, that's terrible. When I get to the UK I will personally bash out a window for you. at work or at home, look out.

10th Dec 2006, 22:54

nige says:

i'll be waiting. *starts thinking of good windows spots*

10th Dec 2006, 22:57

Jigalong says:

Arent there no trees with leaves on them? Things definitely look different, even though it may not feel different.

Have you got a wood splitter or do you use an axe?

10th Dec 2006, 23:02

swamprose says:

I use an axe. And in days gone by, I have used a splitter. God help the poor sod who gives me a hard time.

I remember when I posted my favourite sculpture, of blue barren tree trunks, and you did not like it because to you it meant they were dead. Here, no trees have leaves now. They aren't dead. Just resting. You can see next spring's buds sitting there.

10th Dec 2006, 23:10

paintist says:

I like that.... I think i will adopt it for winter..."not dead.Just resting" :-)

11th Dec 2006, 09:58

swamprose says:

p, you are right. I think 'not dead, just resting' might be a year round theme for me.

11th Dec 2006, 13:08

Jesson says:

J- you know that with our bushfires even looking dead isn't really dead- just resting...

These photos are beautiful - so warm and cosy. Yesterday it was 40C in Oz and today was only 20C. Things don't feel right this year for you without your having snow and me having such wildly fluctuating temps and wild bushfires. Its summer here and I have the heater on tonight! Tonight I feel more at one with my northern friends.

And a woman who splits her own wood and climbs on her roof for photos is a woman to be reckoned with- good on ya SR!

12th Dec 2006, 08:20

Viv says:

wind and rain here again and not the freezing weather we should be having!

Fires though

12th Dec 2006, 11:04

yatesybear says:

Ok ok, so Perth is the throes of blue skies and sunny days, we are very lucky. I'm used to hot xmas now.

13th Dec 2006, 04:25

swamprose says:

yes, yatesybear, I keep watch on your beach. I thought with winter coming on I might need some virtual beach. Turns out I need virtual snow.

13th Dec 2006, 10:03

paintist says:

13th Dec 2006, 10:14

seaneeboy says:

We have a wood stove too, it's lovely :)

13th Dec 2006, 10:18

swamprose says:

uh, thanks paintist, but it 's just not the same. I am actually quite at peace with a green winter now. I am joining Greenpeace. Have to do somethng.

and s'boy--it's too warm here now for a fire. But when you have one, it is great company.

13th Dec 2006, 10:51

Dhamaka says:

sounds idyllic

11th Oct 2007, 00:32

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